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22 gordon, When Chicken Soup Isn’t
54 nishizaki, Political Authority and 5 chandler and Jones, Casino Women Enough
Provincial Identity in Thailand 25 gates, The Wisconsin Pine Lands of 44 Hoffmann, Cultivating the Masses
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History 37 reichman, The Broken Village
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Masschelein, eds., Curating the
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with History, 1914–1964 (leuven univer-
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(leuven university press) Evergreens, second edition
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16 siegelbaum, ed., The Socialist Car
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Whores Words of Frederick Douglass
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my reach
a Hudson river Memoir
susan Fox rogers

“susan Fox rogers’s lovely and intimate My Reach is a map of the Hudson
river that extends in at least three dimensions: time, space, and emo-
tion. as specific as it is, it will resonate with anyone who has experienced
a landscape as the setting of both their inner and their outer lives.”
—luc sante, author of Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York

“in a fresh and unassuming voice, susan Fox rogers sets out to tell the
reader what she learns as she comes to know the Hudson river through
kayaking near her home in tivoli, new york, and beyond. what she
hadn’t anticipated, however, and what she shared, ultimately, is the
heartbreaking and profoundly moving manner in which the river teach-
es her, as she faces a series of sudden and devastating personal losses,
the nature of her very self.”
—boyer rickel, author of Taboo

in this memoir of the Hudson river and of her family, susan Fox rogers “in passages clear and active as our imag-
writes from a fresh perspective: the seat of her kayak. low in the water, ined dream of the Hudson, susan Fox
she explores the bays and the larger estuary, riding the tides, marveling rogers acts as avid guide, giving an inti-
over sturgeons and eels, eagles and herons, and spotting the remains mate ride down a river of personal and
of the ice and cement industries. after years of dipping her paddle into historic memory. Her Hudson becomes
the waters off the village of tivoli, she came to know the rocks and our Hudson.”
tree limbs, currents and eddies, mansions and islands so well that she
—edie meidav, author of The Far Field:
claimed that section of the river as her own: her reach. woven into
A Novel of Ceylon and Crawl Space
rogers’s intimate exploration of the river is the story of her life as a
woman in the outdoors—rock climbing and hiking as well as kayaking.

rogers writes of the Hudson river with skill and vivacity. Her strong
sense of place informs her engagement with a waterway that lured the
early dutch settlers, entranced nineteenth-century painters, and has
been marked by decades of pollution. the river and the communities
along its banks become partners in rogers’s life and vivid characters in
her memoir. Her travels on the river range from short excursions to the
saugerties lighthouse to a days-long journey from tivoli to tarrytown
and a circumnavigation of Manhattan island, while in memory she ven-
tures as far as the indiana dunes and the French pyrenees.

in a fluid, engaging voice, My Reach mixes the genres of memoir, out-

door adventure, natural and unnatural history. rogers’s interest in the
flora and fauna of the river is as keen as her insight into the people who susan Fox rogers is visiting associate
live and travel along the waterway. she integrates moments of descrip- professor of writing at Bard college. she
tion and environmental context with her own process of grieving the is the editor of twelve books, including
recent deaths of both parents. the result is a book that not only moves most recently Antarctica: Life on the Ice
the reader but also informs and entertains. and Going Alone: Women’s Adventures in
the Wild.

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in the words of e. b. white

Quotations from america’s Most
companionable of writers
edited By MartHa wHite

“the time not to become a father is eighteen years before a world war.”
—e. b. white on fatherhood

“i was lucky to be born abnormal. it ran in the family.”—on luck

“i would really rather feel bad in Maine than feel good anywhere else.”
—on maine

“the english language is always sticking a foot out to trip a man.”

—on language

the author of Charlotte’s Web and One Man’s Meat, coauthor of The
Elements of Style, and columnist for The New Yorker for almost half a
“this is a valuable and delightful collec- century, e. B. white (1899–1985) is an american literary icon. over the
tion of quotations from the writings of course of his career, white inspired generations of writers and readers
e. B. white, certainly one of america’s with his essays (both serious and humorous), children’s literature, and
most distinctive and distinguished men stylistic guidance.
of letters of the twentieth century.”
—seth lerer, Distinguished professor of In the Words of E. B. White offers readers a delightful selection of quo-
english, university of california, san tations, selected and annotated by his granddaughter and literary
Diego, author of Inventing English and executor, Martha white. the quotations cover a wide range of subjects
Children’s Literature: A Reader’s History and situations, from automobiles, Babies, Bees, city life, and college to
spiders, taxes, weather, work, and worry. e. B. white comments on
writing for children, how to tell a major poet from a minor one, and what
to do when one becomes hopelessly mired in a sentence. white was apt
to address the subject of security by speaking first about a Ferris wheel
at the local county fair, or the subject of democracy from the perspec-
tive of roofing his barn and looking out across the bay—he had a gift
for bringing the abstract firmly into the realm of the everyday. included
here are gems from white’s books and essay collections, as well as bits
from both published and unpublished letters and journals.

this is a book for readers and writers, for those who know e. B. white
from his “notes and comment” column in The New Yorker, have turned
to The Elements of Style for help in crafting a polished sentence, or have
loved a spider’s assessment of wilbur as “some pig.” this distillation of
the wit, style, and humanity of one of america’s most distinguished es-
martha white is manager of white liter- sayists of the twentieth century will be a welcome addition to any read-
ary llc, the literary estate of e. B. white, er’s bookshelf.
and the editor of Letters of E. B. White. a
freelance writer herself, she lives on the
coast of Maine.

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in the words of Frederick Douglass

Quotations from liberty’s champion
edited By JoHn r. McKivigan and HeatHer l. KauFMan

“no people are more talked about and no people seem more imperfectly
understood. those who see us every day seem not to know us.”
—Frederick Douglass on African Americans

“there is no negro problem. the problem is whether the american peo-

ple have loyalty enough, honor enough, patriotism enough, to live up to
their own constitution.”—on civil rights

“woman should have justice as well as praise, and if she is to dispense

with either, she can better afford to part with the latter than the for-
mer.”—on women

Frederick douglass, a runaway Maryland slave, was witness to and

participant in some of the most important events in the history of the
american republic between the years of 1818 and 1895. Beginning his
long public career in 1841 as an agent of the Massachusetts anti-slavery
“the thing worse than rebellion is the
society, douglass subsequently edited four newspapers and champi-
thing that causes rebellion.”
oned many reform movements. an advocate of morality, economic
accumulation, self-help, and equality, douglass supported racial pride, —on rebellion
constant agitation against racial discrimination, vocational education
for blacks, and nonviolent passive resistance. He was the only man who “a man is never lost while he still earnestly
played a prominent role at the 1848 meeting in seneca Falls that for- thinks himself worth saving; and as with
mally launched the women’s rights movement. He was a temperance a man, so with a nation.”
advocate and opposed capital punishment, lynching, debt peonage, and —on perseverance
the convict lease system. a staunch defender of the liberty and repub-
lican parties, douglass held several political appointments, frequently “i am ever pleased to see a man rise from
corresponded with leading politicians, and advised presidents lincoln, among the people. every such man is
grant, Hayes, garfield, and Harrison. He met with John Brown before prophetic of the good time coming.”
his abortive raid on Harpers Ferry, helped to recruit african american
—on lincoln
troops during the civil war, attended most national black conventions
held between 1840 and 1895, and served as u.s. ambassador to Haiti.

Frederick douglass has left one of the most extensive bodies of signifi-
cant and quotable public statements of any figure in american history.
In the Words of Frederick Douglass is a rich trove of quotations from
douglass. the editors have compiled nearly seven hundred quotations John r. mcKivigan is the project director
that demonstrate the breadth and strength of his intellect as well as the and editor of the Frederick douglass
eloquence with which he expressed his political and ethical principles. papers edition and Mary o’Brien gibson
professor of united states History at
indiana university-purdue university at
Heather l. Kaufman is a research associ-
ate on the editorial staff of the Frederick
douglass papers.

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urban Flow
Bike Messengers and the city
JeFFrey l. Kidder

“Urban Flow offers very rich original insights into the nature of city bike
messenger work and culture. the opening vignettes and Jeffrey l. Kid-
der’s account of ‘being there’ as an insider convey from the outset the
level of his involvement in and understanding of the world of the bike
messengers. He captures the messengers’ subcultural norms and values
and lifestyle in great detail within the context of their world of work
and the urban environment to show how they make sense of them-
selves both as individuals and as a community.”—Frank worthington,
university of liverpool management school, editor of the Journal of
Organizational Ethnography

Bike messengers are familiar figures in the downtown cores of major

cities. tasked with delivering time-sensitive materials within, at most, a
few hours—and sometimes in as little as fifteen minutes—these couriers
ride in all types of weather, weave in and out of dense traffic, dodging
(or sometimes failing to dodge) taxis and pedestrians alike in order to
meet their clients’ tight deadlines. riding through midtown traffic at
breakneck speeds is dangerous work, and most riders do it for very little
pay and few benefits. as the courier industry has felt the pressures of
first fax machines, then e-mail, and finally increased opportunities for
electronic filing of legal “paperwork,” many of those who remain in the
business are devoted to their job. For these couriers, messengering is
the foundation for an all-encompassing lifestyle, an essential part of
their identity. in Urban Flow, Jeffrey l. Kidder (a sociologist who spent
several years working as a bike messenger) introduces readers to this
fascinating subculture, exploring its appeal as well as its uncertainties
and dangers.

through interviews with and observation of messengers at work and

play, Kidder shows how many become acclimated to the fast-paced,
death-defying nature of the job, often continuing to ride with the same
sense of purpose off the clock. in chaotic bike races called alleycats,
messengers careen through the city in hopes of beating their peers to
the finish line. some messengers travel the world to take part in these
events, and the top prizes are often little more than bragging rights. tak-
en together, the occupation and the messengers’ after-hours pursuits
highlight a creative subculture inextricably linked to the urban environ-
ment. the work of bike messengers is intense and physically difficult. it
requires split-second reflexes, an intimate knowledge of street maps
and traffic patterns, and a significant measure of courage in the face of
both bodily harm and job insecurity. in Urban Flow, Kidder gives readers
Jeffrey l. Kidder is assistant professor of a rare opportunity to catch more than a fleeting glimpse of these habi-
sociology at northern illinois university. tués of city streets.
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casino women
courage in unexpected places
susan cHandler and Jill B. Jones

“Casino Women illuminates the often overlooked contributions of wom- “Casino Women is profound and reveal-
en both to the gaming industry and to the labor movement. relying on ing. susan chandler and Jill B. Jones offer
the voices of women who have built the union and the industry in las fresh and vivid insights into the daily lives
vegas, susan chandler and Jill B. Jones have crafted an important ac- of women in the casino industry. this
count of work on the struggle for democracy in postindustrial america.” book contains both haunting and inspir-
—John w. wilhelm, president, uNite Here ing characterizations that humanize by
digging beneath the glossy, clamorous,
Casino Women is a pioneering look at the female face of corporate smoky surface of commercial gambling
gaming. Based on extended interviews with maids, cocktail waitresses, establishments to the complex, often
cooks, laundry workers, dealers, pit bosses, and vice presidents, the tragic effects of that environment on
book describes in compelling detail a world whose enormous profitabil- people’s lives.”
ity is dependent on the labor of women assigned stereotypically female —Annelise Orleck, Dartmouth college,
occupations—making beds and serving food on the one hand and pro- author of Storming Caesar’s Palace:
viding sexual allure on the other. But behind the neon lies another world, How Black Mothers Fought Their Own
peopled by thousands of remarkable women who assert their humanity War on Poverty
in the face of gaming empires’ relentless quest for profits.
“Casino Women is an absorbing journey
the casino women profiled here generally fall into two groups. into the heart of nevada’s gaming em-
geoconda arguello Kline, typical of the first, arrived in the united pire and a triumphant tale of how wom-
states in the 1980s fleeing the war in nicaragua. Finding work as a las en on the front lines of service work took
vegas hotel maid, she overcame her initial fear of organizing and joined on some of the world’s largest corpora-
with others to build the preeminent grassroots union in the nation— tions and won. anyone who cares about
the 60,000-member culinary union—becoming in time its president. the indignities and injustices faced by
in las vegas, “the hottest union city in america,” the collective actions working people today and wants to know
of union activists have won economic and political power for tens of how we can change the casino capitalist
thousands of working nevadans and their families. the story of these world in which we all live should read this
women’s transformation and their success in creating a union able to inspiring book.”—Dorothy sue cobble,
face off against global gaming giants form the centerpiece of this book. author of The Sex of Class and The Other
Women’s Movement
another group of women, dealers and middle managers among them,
did not act. Fearful of losing their jobs, they remained silent, declining to
speak out when others were abused, and in the case of middle managers,
taking on the corporations’ goals as their own. susan chandler and Jill B.
Jones appraise the cost of their silence and examine the factors that
pushed some women into activism and led others to accept the status
quo. Casino Women will appeal to all readers interested in women, gam-
bling, and working-class life, and in how ordinary people stand up to
susan chandler is associate professor of
corporate actors who appear to hold all the cards.
social work at the university of nevada,
Jill b. Jones is associate professor of
social work, emeritus, at the university
of nevada, reno.

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Anglo-saxon Art
leslie weBster

this is the first new introduction to anglo-saxon art in twenty-five years

and the first book to take account of the 2009 discovery of the staf-
fordshire Hoard—the largest cache of anglo-saxon gold and silver met-
alwork yet found. written by one of the leading scholars in the field, and
illustrated with many of the most impressive artifacts, it will be the au-
thoritative book on the subject for years to come.

the anglo-saxon period in england, roughly a.d. 400–1100, was a time

of extraordinary and profound cultural transformation, culminating in
a dramatic shift from a barbarian society to a recognizably medieval
civilization. settled by northern european tribal groupings of pagan and
illiterate warriors and farmers in the fifth century, england had by the
eleventh century acquired all the trappings of medieval statehood—a
developed urban network and complex economy, a carefully regulated
coinage, flourishing centers of religion and learning,
a vigorous literary tradition, and a remarkable and
highly influential artistic heritage that had significant
impact far beyond england itself. this book traces the
changing nature of that art, the different roles it played
in culture, and the various ways it both reflected and
influenced the context in
which it was created.

From its first manifesta-

tions in the metalwork
and ceramics of the early
settlers, anglo-saxon art
displays certain inher-
ent and highly distinctive
stylistic and iconographic
features. despite the
many new influences that
were regularly absorbed
and adapted by anglo-
saxon artists and crafts-
men, these characteristics continued to resonate through the centuries
in the great manuscripts, ivories, metalwork, and sculpture of this in-
ventive and creative culture. Anglo-Saxon Art—which features 150 color
and black-and-white illustrations—is arranged thematically while fol-
leslie webster was formerly Keeper of
lowing a broadly chronological sequence. an introduction highlights the
the department of prehistory and eu-
character of anglo-saxon art, its leitmotifs, and its underlying continu-
rope in the British Museum. she is an
ities. leslie webster places this art firmly in its wider cultural and politi-
Honorary professor at the institute of
cal context while also examining the significant conceptual relationship
archaeology, ucl. she is coeditor of The
between the visual and literary art of the period.
Transformation of the Roman World, The
Making of England, and The Golden Age
of Anglo-Saxon Art.

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witches, wife beaters, and whores

common law and common Folk in early america
elaine ForMan crane

“in elaine Forman crane’s deft retelling, tales of Bermuda witches, do-
mestic violence and a rape accusation in rhode island, gossipers in new
amsterdam, and a Maryland ghost offer us revealing windows into the
legal culture of early america. Her careful analyses will intrigue and en-
lighten all the readers of this remarkable volume.”
—mary beth Norton, cornell university, author of Separated by Their
Sex: Women in Public and Private in the Colonial Atlantic World

the early american legal system permeated the lives of colonists and
reflected their sense of what was right and wrong, honorable and dis-
honorable, moral and immoral. in a compelling book full of the extraor-
dinary stories of ordinary people, elaine Forman crane reveals the ways
in which early americans clashed with or conformed to the social norms
established by the law. as trials throughout the country reveal, alleged
malefactors such as witches, wife beaters, and whores, as well as debt-
ors, rapists, and fornicators, were as much a part of the social landscape “with sensitivity and imagination, elaine
as farmers, merchants, and ministers. ordinary people “made” law by Forman crane recaptures little-known
establishing and enforcing informal rules of conduct. codified by a hand- episodes of witchcraft, murder, sexual
shake or over a mug of ale, such agreements became custom and cus- assault, and domestic violence. she
tom became “law.” Furthermore, by submitting to formal laws initiated skillfully explores how deeply ingrained
from above, common folk legitimized a government that depended on understandings of law and legal culture
popular consent to rule with authority. shaped the behavior of ordinary peo-
ple in early america—whether victims,
in this book we meet Marretie Joris, a new amsterdam entrepreneur perpetrators, or neighbors. the book is a
who sues gabriel de Haes for calling her a whore, peer cautiously at model of how legal sources can be mined
christian stevenson, a Bermudian witch as bad “as any in the world,” to illuminate the workings of property,
and learn that Hannah dyre feared to be alone with her husband—and power, race, and gender in everyday life.”
subsequently died after a beating. we travel with comfort taylor as she —bruce H. mann, carl F. schipper, Jr.
crosses narragansett Bay with cuff, an enslaved ferry captain, whom she professor of law, Harvard law school
accuses of attempted rape, and watch as samuel Banister pulls the trig-
ger of a gun that kills the sheriff’s deputy who tried to evict Banister
from his home. and finally, we consider the promiscuous Marylanders
thomas Harris and ann goldsborough, who parented four illegitimate
children, ran afoul of inheritance laws, and resolved matters only with
the assistance of a ghost. through the six trials she skillfully recon-
structs here, crane offers a surprising new look at how early american
society defined and punished aberrant behavior, even as it defined itself
through its legal system.

elaine Forman crane is professor of His-

Also of Interest tory at Fordham university. she is the
author of several books, including Killed
Strangely: The Death of Rebecca Cornell,
Killed strangely also from cornell.
the death of rebecca cornell
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the world of Northern evergreens

second edition
e. c. pielou

praise for the first edition—

“this book is guaranteed to enrich the reader’s next forest visit.”
—Library Journal

“it is e. c. pielou’s contention that evergreen forests are taken for granted
and rarely well understood. to remedy this, the distinguished biogeogra-
pher has written a book focusing on the northern evergreen forests. this
is a book that many naturalists, both novice and experienced, will read
with pleasure and interest.”—Canadian Field-Naturalist

“pielou makes a strong, irrefutable case for the preservation of old-

growth forests and wilderness. anyone who appreciates the outdoors
should have this book and take its message to heart.”
—Forest Planning Canada

“pielou’s book brings forest ecology to global warming and human-driven impacts from logging, natural gas
naturalists, bird lovers, hikers, cyclists, drilling, mining of oil sands, and the development of hydropower in-
canoeists, skiers, mountaineers, and creasingly threaten north america’s northern forests. these forests
back-country campers.” are far from being a uniform environment; close inspection reveals that
the conifers that thrive there—pines, larches, spruces, hemlocks, firs,
—Seattle Post-Intelligencer
douglas-firs, arborvitaes, false-cypresses, junipers, and yews—support
a varied and complex ecosystem. in The World of Northern Evergreens,
the noted ecologist e. c. pielou introduces the biology of the northern
forests and provides a unique invitation to naturalists, ecologists, forest-
ers, and everyone living in northern north america who wants to learn
about this unique and threatened northern world and the species that
make it their home.

through identification keys, descriptions, and life histories of the conifer

tree species, the author emphasizes how different these plants are both
biologically and evolutionarily from the hardwoods we also call “trees.”
Following this introduction to the essential conifers, the author’s per-
ceptive insights expand to include the interactions of conifers with other
plants, fungi, mammals, birds, and amphibians.

the second edition, enriched by the author’s new illustrations of wood-

land features and creatures, updates the text to include new material on
e. c. pielou is the author of several books,
mycorrhizal fungi, soil, woodlice, bats, and invasive insects such as the
including After the Ice Age: The Return of
hemlock woolly adelgid. emphasis is given to the very real human-driven
Life to Glaciated North America, A Natu-
impacts that threaten the species that live in and depend on the vital
ralist’s Guide to the Arctic, Fresh Water,
and complex forest ecosystem. pielou provides us with a rich under-
Mathematical Ecology, Biogeography,
standing of the northern forests in this work praised for its nontechnical
and The Energy of Nature.
presentation, scientific objectivity, and original illustrations.
A cOmstOcK bOOK

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ridding the world of diseases Forever?
nancy leys stepan

How shall we improve human health? one answer is: by eradication. the “it would be difficult to overestimate the
gates Foundation announced in 2007 that their goal is malaria eradica- value of this book. clearly written and
tion; another of their priorities is polio eradication. eradication means persuasively argued, Eradication should
the complete elimination of a disease through deliberate human inter- be required reading for anyone interested
vention. it stands for an absolute in public health. in global health past or present. nancy
leys stepan provides not only a signifi-
this book by the award-winning historian of medicine nancy leys cant account of the history of eradication
stepan is an accessible, beautifully written, and deeply researched ex- but also deeper insight into the history of
amination of one of the most controversial issues in public health to- international health institutions, imperi-
day. the eradication of disease might seem like an absolute good. But al and cold war politics, medical funding
critics of eradication argue that the huge resources needed to achieve and philanthropies, and the globalization
eradication could be better allocated toward developing primary health of biomedicine. Because stepan writes
services and general improvement in health. so accessibly and weds her analysis to
astute contemporary commentary, her
this book aims to look at the benefits and drawbacks of single-minded book speaks to multiple audiences, in-
efforts to rid the world of particular diseases, one at a time. the sweep cluding practitioners themselves.”
of the book is impressive, from the origins of the idea of complete eradi-
—Helen tilley, historian of medicine and
cation in the early twentieth century until the present-day campaigns
author of Africa as a Living Laboratory:
against polio, guinea worm disease, and now malaria. the author places
Empire, Development, and the Problem
eradication’s story in its many contexts, from imperialism, changing no-
of Scientific Knowledge, 1870–1950
tions of public health, the history of medicine and its technologies, the
development of international health agencies such as the world Health
“to eradicate or not to eradicate has been
organization, and the impact of the cold war on the shift of attention to
and continues to be an issue of central
disease in developing countries.
concern in global health. nancy leys
stepan’s history forces us to ask, is it
at the center of this narrative is dr. Fred lowe soper (1893–1977), a
politically wise and socially useful and
u.s.-trained doctor who became the arch-eradicationist of his time. His
just to eradicate disease and, if so, what
campaigns to eradicate hookworm disease, yaws, yellow fever, malaria,
conditions and past experiences must we
and smallpox are treated in compelling detail, as are the roles of interna-
take into account in deciding which dis-
tional health agencies such as the rockefeller Foundation and the world
eases to tackle?”
Health organization.
—steven palmer, university of windsor
throughout the book stepan draws attention to the way that the ideal
of eradication has repeatedly arisen, phoenix-like, from its setbacks. in
a powerful conclusion, she uses the example of the current campaign to
eradicate guinea worm disease to argue that, today, under the right cir-
cumstances, eradication and primary health care need not be in conflict,
as they were in the past, but can form mutually reinforcing policies to
improve the health and well-being of populations, especially the poor-
est and most disease-burdened populations of the world. Nancy leys stepan is professor emeritus
of History at columbia university. she
is the author of “The Hour of Eugenics”:
Race, Gender, and Nation in Latin America
and Picturing Tropical Nature, both from

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persons and politics
Jenny edKins

“in Missing, Jenny edkins asks original and intriguing questions about the
phenomenology of ‘the missing’ in psychological, historical, and politi-
cal narratives. edkins focuses on occasions for searching for the missing
that include world war ii and its aftermath and the world trade center
attack. such episodes are both symptoms and causes of objectification
and the production of invisibility. edkins draws on an impressive range of
sources, with trauma narratives from south america, europe, cambodia,
and the united states. Her analysis and writing are clear and engaging,
her readings edifying and enjoyable.”
—Jacqueline stevens, Northwestern university,
author of Reproducing the State and States without Nations

stories of the missing offer profound insights into the tension between
how political systems see us and how we see each other. the search for
people who go missing as a result of war, political violence, genocide,
or natural disaster reveals how forms of governance that objectify the
person are challenged. contemporary political systems treat persons
instrumentally, as objects to be administered rather than as singular
beings: the apparatus of government recognizes categories, not people.
in contrast, relatives of the missing demand that authorities focus on a
particular person: families and friends are looking for someone who to
them is unique and irreplaceable.

in Missing, Jenny edkins highlights stories from a range of circumstances

that shed light on this critical tension: the aftermath of world war ii,
when millions in europe were displaced; the period following the fall
of the world trade center towers in Manhattan in 2001 and the bomb-
ings in london in 2005; searches for military personnel missing in
action; the thousands of political “disappearances” in latin america; and
in more quotidian circumstances where people walk out on their fami-
lies and disappear of their own volition. when someone goes missing
we often find that we didn’t know them as well as we thought: there is
a sense in which we are “missing” even to our nearest and dearest and
even when we are present, not absent. in this thought-provoking book,
edkins investigates what this more profound “missingness” might mean
in political terms.
Jenny edkins is professor of international
politics at aberystwyth university. she is
the author of Trauma and the Memory
of Politics; Whose Hunger? Concepts of
Famine, Practices of Aid; and Poststruc-
turalism and International Relations: Also of Interest
Bringing the Political Back In. she is
coeditor of several books, including
Global Politics: A New Introduction. empire of Humanity
a History of Humanitarianism
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the money laundry

regulating criminal Finance in the global economy
J. c. sHarMan

“J. c. sharman’s The Money Laundry should be required reading for those
interested in the politics of global governance. the book shows us the
central importance of anti–money laundering (aMl) as a site of global
power. sharman has done some exceptional primary research, includ-
ing using some very innovative (even audacious) methods of testing the
aMl system. this book is an engaging read, beautifully written in a way
that is accessible to a wide audience.”—Jacqueline best, university of
Ottawa, author of The Limits of Transparency

a generation ago not a single country had laws to counter money

laundering; now, more countries have standardized anti–money
laundering (aMl) policies than have armed forces. in The Money Laundry,
J. c. sharman investigates whether aMl policy works and why it has
spread so rapidly to so many states with so little in common. sharman
asserts that there are few benefits to such policies but high costs, which
fall especially heavily on poor countries. sharman tests the effective-
ness of aMl laws by soliciting offers for just the kind of untraceable shell “in The Money Laundry, J. c. sharman bur-
companies that are expressly forbidden by global standards. in practice rows deeply into the effort to combat
these are readily available, and the author had no difficulty in buying money laundering. through a combina-
the services of such companies. after dealing with providers in countries tion of exhaustive research, interviews,
ranging from the seychelles and somalia to the united states and Britain and the groundbreaking approach of
sharman demonstrates that it is easier to form untraceable companies direct testing, sharman demonstrations
in large rich states than in small poor ones; the united states is the worst the comprehensive and dysfunctional
offender. nature of the anti–money laundering
(aMl) regime. the nuggets of detail,
despite its ineffectiveness, aMl policy has spread via three paths. the like the perversity of attacking nauru’s
Financial action task Force, the key standard-setter and enforcer in this nonexistent financial sector and the in-
area, has successfully implemented a strategy of blacklisting to pro- compatibility of spreadsheet software
mote compliance. publicly identified as noncompliant, targeted states for aMl purposes, are gold.”—Daniel w.
suffered damage to their reputation. subsequently, officials from poor Drezner, author of All Politics is Global
countries became socialized within transnational policy networks. Final-
ly, international banks began using the presence of aMl policy as a proxy
for general country risk. developing states have responded by adopting
this policy as a functionally useless but symbolically valuable way of re-
assuring powerful outsiders. since the financial crisis of 2008, the g20
has used the successful methods of coercive policy diffusion pioneered
in the aMl realm as a model for other global governance initiatives. J. c. sharman is professor in the centre
for governance and public policy, griffith
university. He is the author of Havens in
a Storm: The Struggle for Global Tax Reg-
Also of Interest ulation, also from cornell, and coauthor
most recently of Corruption and Money
Laundering: A Symbiotic Relationship.
tax Havens
How globalization really works cOrNell stuDies iN pOliticAl ecONOmy
ronen palan, ricHard MurpHy, and
cHristian cHavagneux NOvember
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the petroleum triangle

oil, globalization, and terror
steve a. yetiv

“The Petroleum Triangle is well researched, well written, and timely.

steve a. yetiv makes a strong case that oil markets and globalization
have interactively abetted transnational terrorism in recent years.”
—steven w. Hook, Kent state university,
author of U.S. Foreign Policy: The Paradox of World Power

this book tells the interconnected story of oil, globalization, and terror-
ism in the contemporary world. steve a. yetiv begins by asking how al-
Qaeda, a relatively small band of terrorists, has become a threat viewed
as profound enough to motivate the strongest power in world history
to undertake extraordinary actions, including two very costly wars. in
addressing this complex question, steve a. yetiv offers insights into a
secondary puzzle: why has al-Qaeda been so hard to defeat, despite the
major global efforts that have been devoted to this task?

yetiv argues in The Petroleum Triangle that Middle east oil has fueled
terrorism by helping to bolster oil-rich regimes that terrorists hate, to
fund the terrorist infrastructure, and to generate anti-american and
anti-western sentiments about perceived western designs on Middle
east oil and about support for autocratic oil-rich regimes. Meanwhile,
globalization has been critical for terrorist penetration, easing in-
ternational travel, technological exploitation, fund-raising, eluding
detection, and heightening the perceived threat of terrorism via mass
media. together, Middle east oil and globalization have combined in
various ways to help create and sustain al-Qaeda’s real and perceived
threat. a sweeping analysis of contemporary world politics and american
foreign and military policy, The Petroleum Triangle convincingly argues
that it is critical to understand the connections among oil wealth, global-
ization, and terrorism if we seek to comprehend modern global politics.

steve A. yetiv is university professor of

political science and international studies
at old dominion university. He is the
author of several books, including
Crude Awakenings: Global Oil Secu-
rity and American Foreign Policy, also
from cornell, and The Absence of Grand
Strategy: U.S. Foreign Policy Toward the
Persian Gulf (1972–2005). yetiv has been
a consultant to the u.s. department of Also of Interest
defense, the u.s. department of state,
the u.s. general accounting office, and
cnn international. crude Awakenings
global oil security and american Foreign policy
OctOber steve a. yetiv
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Fixing the Facts

national security and the politics of intelligence
JosHua rovner

“if leaders are free to disregard unwelcome intelligence estimates, why

would they pressure analysts to alter their reports? Joshua rovner
answers this question by identifying how intelligence can empower offi-
cials facing domestic political pressures and constraints. Fixing the Facts
advances our theoretical and practical understanding of intelligence
politicization by highlighting the politics at the heart of the intelligence-
policy nexus.”—James J. wirtz, Dean of the school of international
graduate studies, monterey, california

“Fixing the Facts is an insightful exploration of how relations between

intelligence officers and policymakers too often go sour. Joshua rovner
convincingly shows that politicization has been a persistent phenome-
non and that many of the best-known errors and controversies involving
intelligence are rooted in politics and in efforts by leaders to sell their
policies to the public.”
—paul r. pillar, georgetown university, former senior ciA official
“intelligence should inform policymakers
without pandering to them. in practice,
what is the role of intelligence agencies in strategy and policy? How
it proves easy to honor either one of
do policymakers use (or misuse) intelligence estimates? when do intel-
these aims but surprisingly hard to ac-
ligence-policy relations work best? How do intelligence-policy failures
complish both at once. Joshua rovner’s
influence threat assessment, military strategy, and foreign policy? these
careful study of the subtle dynamics
questions are at the heart of recent national security controversies,
of this balancing act is a model of intel-
including the 9/11 attacks and the war in iraq. in both cases the rela-
ligent, balanced, and policy-relevant
tionship between intelligence and policy broke down—with disastrous
scholarship.”—richard K. betts, Director,
saltzman institute of war and peace
studies, columbia university
in Fixing the Facts, Joshua rovner explores the complex interaction
between intelligence and policy and shines a spotlight on the prob-
lem of politicization. Major episodes in the history of american foreign
policy have been closely tied to the manipulation of intelligence esti-
mates. rovner describes how the Johnson administration dealt with
the intelligence community during the vietnam war; how president
nixon and president Ford politicized estimates on the soviet union; and
how pressure from the george w. Bush administration contributed to
flawed intelligence on iraq. He also compares the u.s. case with the
British experience between 1998 and 2003 and demonstrates that high-
profile government inquiries in both countries were fundamentally
wrong about what happened before the war.

Also of Interest Joshua rovner is assistant professor of

strategy and policy at the u.s. naval war
why intelligence Fails college.
lessons from the iranian revolution and the iraq war
roBert Jervis July
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betting on biotech
innovation and the limits of
asia’s developmental state
JosepH wong

“in this groundbreaking book, Joseph after world war ii, several late-developing countries registered aston-
wong asks the most important question ishingly high growth rates under strong state direction, making use of
for successful rapid-innovation-Based smart investment strategies, turnkey factories, and reverse-engineering,
economies—what does the post–infor- and taking advantage of the postwar global economic boom. among
mation and communication technology these economic miracles were postwar Japan and, in the 1960s and
(ict) future hold? in so doing he delves 1970s, the so-called asian tigers—singapore, south Korea, and tai-
into the essential new tasks facing states wan—whose experiences epitomized the analytic category of the “de-
wishing to stay ‘developmental’—how to velopmental state.” in Betting on Biotech, Joseph wong examines the
handle radical uncertainty and manage emerging biotechnology sector in each of these three industrial dyna-
the inflated expectations their past suc- mos. they have invested billions of dollars in biotech industries since the
cess in ict have created as they now bet 1990s, but commercial blockbusters and commensurate profits have
their future on biotechnology. Betting on not followed. industrial upgrading at the cutting edge of technological
Biotech is a must-read for political scien- innovation is vastly different from the dynamics of earlier practices in
tists and policymakers alike.” established industries.
—Dan breznitz, georgia institute of
the profound uncertainties of life-science-based industries such as bio-
technology, author of Innovation and
tech have forced these nations to confront a new logic of industry de-
the State and Run of the Red Queen
velopment, one in which past strategies of picking and making winners
have given way to a new strategy of throwing resources at what remain
very long shots. Betting on Biotech illuminates a new political economy
of industrial technology innovation in places where one would reason-
ably expect tremendous potential—yet where billion-dollar bets in bio-
tech continue to teeter on the brink of spectacular failure.

Joseph wong is associate professor and

canada research chair in political sci-
ence and director of the asian institute
at the Munk school of global affairs
at the university of toronto. He is the
author of Healthy Democracies: Welfare
Politics in Taiwan and South Korea, also Also of Interest
from cornell, and coeditor of Political
Transitions in Dominant Party Systems:
Learning to Lose. embryo politics
ethics and policy in atlantic democracies
NOvember tHoMas BancHoFF
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walmart in china
edited By anita cHan

walmart and “Made in china” are practically synonymous; walmart im-

ports some 70 percent of its merchandise from china. walmart is now
also rapidly becoming a major retail presence there, with close to two
hundred walmarts in more than a hundred chinese cities. what hap-
pens when the world’s biggest retailer and the world’s biggest country
do business with each other? in this book, a group of thirteen experts
from several disciplines examine the symbiotic but strained relation-
ship between these giants. the book shows how walmart began cut-
ting costs by bypassing its american suppliers and sourcing directly from
asia and how walmart’s sheer size has trumped all other multinationals
in squeezing procurement prices and, as a by-product, driving down chi-
nese workers’ wages.

china is also an inviting frontier for walmart’s global superstore expan-

sion. as china’s middle class grows, the chain’s western image and af-
fordable goods have become popular. walmart’s arkansas headquarters
exports to the chinese stores a unique corporate culture and manage-
ment ideology, which oddly enough are reminiscent of Mao-era chinese “the secrets of walmart’s success lie in
techniques for promoting loyalty. three chapters separately detail the Bentonville, but also in guangdong. in
lives of a walmart store manager, a lower-level store supervisor, and this groundbreaking book, anita chan
a cashier. another chapter focuses on employees’ wages, “voluntary” and others pull back the curtain on the
overtime, and the stores’ strict labor discipline. in 2006, the official chinese side of the world-shaping retail
chinese trade union targeted walmart, which is antilabor in its home model—and spotlight its huge implica-
country, and succeeded in setting up union branches in all the stores. tions for the u.s. economy.”
Walmart in China reveals the surprising outcome.
— chris tilly, uclA
diana Beaumont, coeditor of China Labor News Translations; anita chan, university of
technology, sydney; david J. davies, Hamline university; nelson lichtenstein, univer-
sity of california, santa Barbara; scott e. Myers, Monterey institute of international
studies; eileen otis, university of oregon; pun ngai, Hong Kong polytechnic university;
Katie Quan, university of california, Berkeley; taylor seeman, Hamline university;
Kaxton siu, australian national university; Jonathan unger, australian national uni-
versity; xue Hong, east china normal university; yu xiaomin, Beijing normal university

Anita chan is research professor at the

china research centre of the university
of technology, sydney. she is the author
of China’s Workers under Assault: The
Exploitation of Labor in a Globalizing
Economy and Children of Mao: Personality
Development and Political Activism in the
Red Guard Generation and coauthor of
Chen Village: Revolution to Globalization.
Also of Interest
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the socialist car

automobility in the eastern Bloc
edited By lewis H. siegelBauM

across the soviet Bloc, from the 1960s until the collapse of communism,
the automobile exemplified the tension between the ideological im-
peratives of political authorities and the aspirations of ordinary citizens.
For the latter, the automobile was the ticket to personal freedom and a
piece of the imagined consumer paradise of the west. For the authori-
ties, the personal car was a private, mobile space that challenged the
most basic assumptions of the collectivity. the “socialist car”—and the
car culture that built up around it—was the result of an always unstable
compromise between official ideology, available resources, and the
desires of an increasingly restless citizenry. in The Socialist Car, eleven
scholars from europe and north america explore in vivid detail the in-
terface between the motorcar and the state socialist countries of east-
ern europe, including the ussr.

in addition to the metal, glass, upholstery, and plastic from which the la-
das, dacias, trabants, and other still extant but aging models were fabri-
“automobility is no observer of national cated, the socialist car embodied east europeans’ longings and compro-
boundaries, and you simply cannot make mises, hopes and disappointments. the socialist car represented both
sense of it without international and aspirations of overcoming the technological gap between the capitalist
transnational contexts. lewis H. siegel- first and socialist second worlds and dreams of enhancing personal mo-
baum notes that the socialist bloc gave bility and status. certain features of automobility—shortages and privi-
rise to an ‘alternative modernity,’ a spe- leges, waiting lists and lack of readily available credit, the inadequacy of
cifically socialist take on consumerism streets and highways—prevailed across the soviet Bloc. in this collective
and individual mobility. The Socialist Car history, the authors put aside both ridicule and nostalgia in the interest
shows how we need to remain attentive of trying to understand the socialist car in its own context.
to national cultures and economies when
we tell the story of the adoption of per- contributors
elke Beyer, swiss institute of technology; valentina Fava, Helsinki collegium for
sonal car use and ownership.”
advanced studies and university of Helsinki; luminita gatejel, european university
—stephen lovell, King’s college london, institute, Florence; Mariusz Jastrzab, Kozminski university; corinna Kuhr-Korolev,
university of Bochum; Brigitte le normand, indiana university southeast; esther Meier,
author of Summerfolk
university of the Federal armed Forces, Hamburg; Kurt Möser, Karlsruhe institute of
technology; györgy péteri, norwegian university of science and technology, trond-
heim; eli rubin, western Michigan university; lewis H. siegelbaum, Michigan state

lewis H. siegelbaum is professor of

History at Michigan state university. He
is the author of several books, includ-
ing Cars for Comrades: The Life of the
Soviet Automobile, also from cornell, and
the editor most recently of Borders of Also of Interest
Socialism: Private Spheres of Soviet Russia.
cars for comrades
the life of the soviet automobile
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bitter choices
loyalty and Betrayal in the russian conquest of the
north caucasus
MicHael KHodarKovsKy

russia’s attempt to consolidate its authority in the north caucasus has

exerted a terrible price on both sides since the mid-nineteenth century.
Michael Khodarkovsky’s book tells the story of a single man with mul-
tiple allegiances and provides a concise and compelling history of the
mountainous region between the Black and caspian seas. after forays
beginning in the late 1500s, russia tenuously conquered the peoples of
the region in the 1850s; the campaign was defined by a cruelty on both
sides that established a pattern repeated in our own time, particularly
in chechnya.

at the center of Khodarkovsky’s sweeping account is semën atarsh-

chikov (1807–1845). His father was a chechen translator in the russian “there is nothing like Bitter Choices in the
army, and atarshchikov grew up with roots in both russian and chechen english language: a marvelously written
cultures. His facility with local languages earned him quick promotion general history of the caucasus that sets
in the russian imperial army. atarshchikov enjoyed the confidence of the stage in such human terms. By pro-
his superiors, yet he saw the violence that the russians inflicted on the viding deep context for the life of a single
native population and was torn between his duties as a russian officer officer whose allegiances often left him
and his affinity with the highlanders. twice he deserted the army to join caught between realms, Michael Khodar-
the highlanders in raids against his former colleagues. in the end he was kovsky draws us into the sweep of great
betrayed by a compatriot who sought to gain favor with the russians by events without losing sight of the person-
killing the infamous atarshchikov. al struggles. along the way we, too, enter
the competing spheres of belonging that
Khodarkovsky places atarshchikov’s life in a rich context: we learn a have so long defined this area.”
great deal about the region’s geography, its peoples, their history, and
their conflicts with both the russians and one another. Khodarkovsky —bruce grant, New york university,
reveals disputes among the russian commanders and the policies they author of The Captive and the Gift
advocated; some argued for humane approaches but always lost out to
those who preferred more violent means. like Hadji Murat—the hero
of tolstoy’s last great work and a figure who similarly moved back and
forth between russian and local allegiances—atarshchikov’s story is the
story of the north caucasus, one as relevant today as in the nineteenth

michael Khodarkovsky is professor of

History at loyola university chicago.
He is the author of Where Two Worlds
Also of Interest Met: The Russian State and the Kalmyk
Nomads, 1600–1771, also from cornell,
and Russia’s Steppe Frontier: The Making
taming the wild Field of a Colonial Empire, 1500–1800.
colonization and empire on the russian steppe
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bought and sold

living and losing the good life in
socialist yugoslavia
patricK Hyder patterson

yugoslavia was unique among the communist countries of the cold war
era in its openness to mixing cultural elements from both socialism and
capitalism. unlike their counterparts in the nations of the soviet Bloc,
ordinary yugoslavs enjoyed access to a wide range of consumer goods
and services, from clothes and appliances to travel agencies and disco-
theques. From the mid-1950s onward the political climate in yugosla-
via permitted, and later at times encouraged, a consumerist lifestyle of
shopping, spending, acquiring, and enjoying that engaged the public on
a day-to-day basis through modern advertising and sales techniques. in
Bought and Sold, patrick Hyder patterson reveals the extent to which so-
cialist yugoslavia embraced a consumer culture usually associated with
capitalism and explores the role of consumerism in the federation’s col-
lapse into civil war in 1991.

Based on extraordinary research and featuring remarkable examples

“in Bought and Sold, patrick Hayder
of yugoslav print advertising and mass culture, this book reconstructs
patterson shows that yugoslavia dis-
in often dramatic detail the rise of a culture in which shoppers’ desires
played styles and levels of consumerism
trumped genuine human needs. yugoslavia, patterson argues, became
associated with western capitalism, but
a land where the symbolic, cultural value of consumer goods was a pri-
generated within an identifiably social-
mary factor in individual and group identity. He shows how a new, ag-
ist system. patterson uses this unique
gressive business establishment promoted consumerist tendencies that
contradiction to consider not just what
ordinary citizens eagerly adopted, while the communist leadership al-
consumerism meant for the yugoslavs,
ternately encouraged and constrained the consumer orientation. abun-
but what yugoslavia’s experiences have
dance translated into civic contentment and seemed to prove that the
to say about the relations between west-
regime could provide goods and services equal to those of the capitalist
ern capitalism and the socialist systems;
west, but many yugoslavs, both inside and outside the circles of official
between consumption and politics under
power, worried about the contradiction between the population’s em-
socialism; and about the dynamics of
brace of consumption and the dictates of Marxist ideology. the result
consumer societies more generally.”
was a heated public debate over creeping consumerist values, with the
—wendy bracewell, ucl school of new way of life finding fierce critics and, surprisingly for a communist
slavonic and east european studies, country, many passionate and vocal defenders. patterson argues that
author of The Uskoks of Senj consumerism was one of the critical factors that held the multiethnic so-
ciety together during the years of the yugoslav “good life” of the 1960s
and 1970s. with the economic downturn of the 1980s, however, the reli-
ance on expanding consumerism ultimately led to bitter disillusionment,
stripping the unique yugoslav model of its legitimacy and priming the
populace for mutual resentment, ethnic conflict, and war.

patrick Hyder patterson is assistant

Also of Interest
professor of History at the university of
california, san diego. the greengrocer and His tv
the culture of communism after the
NOvember 1968 prague spring
388 pages, 12-page color insert, paulina Bren
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empire of Dogs
canines, Japan, and the Making of the
Modern imperial world
aaron Herald sKaBelund

in 1924, professor ueno eizaburō of tokyo imperial university adopted

an akita puppy he named Hachikō. each evening Hachikō greeted ueno
on his return to shibuya station. in May 1925 ueno died while giving a
lecture. every day for more than nine years the akita waited at shibuya
station, eventually becoming nationally and even internationally famous
for his purported loyalty. a year before his death in 1935, the city of to-
kyo erected a statue of Hachikō outside the station. the story of Hachikō
reveals much about the place of dogs in Japan’s cultural imagination.

in the groundbreaking Empire of Dogs, aaron Herald skabelund exam-

ines the history and cultural significance of dogs in nineteenth- and
twentieth-century Japan, beginning with the arrival of western dog
breeds and new modes of dog keeping, which spread throughout the
world with western imperialism. He highlights how dogs joined with
humans to create the modern imperial world and how, in turn, imperial- “Empire of Dogs is masterfully researched,
ism shaped dogs’ bodies and their relationship with humans through its lucidly narrated, and beautifully illustrat-
impact on dog-breeding and dog-keeping practices that pervade much ed. i caught myself trying to anticipate
of the world today. the historical delights that might be hid-
ing on the next page, but i proved com-
in a book that is both enlightening and entertaining, skabelund focuses pletely unable to do so. For the reader
on actual and metaphorical dogs in a variety of contexts: the rhetori- who doubts that dogs are artifacts of the
cal pairing of the western “colonial dog” with native canines; subse- past and important historical topics—not
quent campaigns against indigenous canines in the imperial realm; the simply reflections of human experiences,
creation, maintenance, and in some cases restoration of Japanese dog but creators of them—this wonder-
breeds, including the shiba inu; the mobilization of military dogs, both ful book will win over those doubters.
real and fictional; and the emergence of Japan as a “pet superpower” in whether Japan’s dogs serve as symbols
the second half of the twentieth century. through this provocative ac- of imperial violence, messengers in
count, skabelund demonstrates how animals generally and canines spe- Manchurian battlefields, companions in
cifically have contributed to the creation of our shared history, and how middle-class living rooms, or peddlers of
certain dogs have subtly influenced how that history is told. generously electrical appliances, they walk through
illustrated with both color and black-and-white images, Empire of Dogs Japan’s modern experience at every lev-
shows that human-canine relations often expose how people—especial- el.”—brett l. walker, regents professor
ly those with power and wealth—use animals to define, regulate, and of History, montana state university,
enforce political and social boundaries between themselves and other author of The Last Wolves of Japan and
humans, especially in imperial contexts. Toxic Archipelago

Aaron Herald skabelund is assistant

professor of History at Brigham young
Also of Interest university.

A stuDy OF tHe weAtHerHeAD eAst AsiAN

iNstitute, cOlumbiA uNiversity
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a cabinet of canine curiosities
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gilgamesh among us
Modern encounters with the ancient epic
tHeodore ZiolKowsKi

the world’s oldest work of literature, the Epic of Gilgamesh recounts the
adventures of the semimythical sumerian king of uruk and his ultimately
futile quest for immortality after the death of his friend and companion,
enkidu, a wildman sent by the gods. gilgamesh was deified by the sume-
rians around 2500 Bce, and his tale as we know it today was codified in
cuneiform tablets around 1750 Bce and continued to influence ancient
cultures—whether in specific incidents like a world-consuming flood or
in its quest structure—into roman times. the epic was, however, largely
forgotten, until the cuneiform tablets were rediscovered in 1872 in the
British Museum’s collection of recently unearthed Mesopotamian arti-
facts. in the decades that followed its translation into modern languag-
es, the Epic of Gilgamesh has become a point of reference throughout
western culture.

in Gilgamesh among Us, theodore Ziolkowski explores the surprising

“theodore Ziolkowski is immensely legacy of the poem and its hero, as well as the epic’s continuing influ-
learned and has read a staggering array ence in modern letters and arts. this influence extends from carl gustav
of modern publications that somehow Jung and rainer Maria rilke’s early embrace of the epic’s significance—
or other use gilgamesh. He is interested “gilgamesh is tremendous!” rilke wrote to his publisher’s wife after
to know why the epic evokes such a re- reading it—to its appropriation since world war ii in contexts as dis-
sponse and links it to various movements parate as operas and paintings, the poetry of charles olson and louis
in the arts and literature, especially in Zukofsky, novels by John gardner and philip roth, and episodes of Star
the united states, as well as to specific Trek: The Next Generation and Xena: Warrior Princess.
social conditions in germany.”
Ziolkowski sees fascination with gilgamesh as a reflection of eternal
—benjamin r. Foster, yale university, spiritual values—love, friendship, courage, and the fear and acceptance
translator of the Norton critical edition of death. noted writers, musicians, and artists from sweden to spain,
of The Epic of Gilgamesh from the united states to australia, have adapted the story in ways that
meet the social and artistic trends of the times. the spirit of this capa-
cious hero has absorbed the losses felt in the immediate postwar period
and been infused with the excitement and optimism of movements for
gay rights, feminism, and environmental consciousness. gilgamesh is at
once a seismograph of shifts in western history and culture and a testa-
ment to the verities and values of the ancient epic.

theodore Ziolkowski is class of 1900

professor of german and compara-
tive literature, emeritus, at princeton
university. He is the author of many
books, including Ovid and the Moderns,
Clio the Romantic Muse: Historicizing the Also of Interest
Faculties in Germany and Hesitant He-
roes: Private Inhibition, Cultural Crisis, all
from cornell. merlin
Knowledge and power through the ages
December stepHen KnigHt
248 pages, 6 line drawings, 6 x 9 cloth isBn 978-0-8014-4365-7
cloth isBn 978-0-8014-5035-8 $27.95s/£21.50
literary criticism

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the rise and twilight of tv’s last angry Man
gordon F. sander
Foreword by ron simon

“serling’s complex life was very like an extended episode of The Twilight
Zone, and gordon F. sander uniquely captures all the twists and ironies
of a talented man struggling against the conventions of society and
the insecurities of self. sander’s haunting portrait is of a writer indeed
caught between light and shadow.”—from the Foreword by ron simon

“sander has fashioned a vivid and fascinating portrait of this complex in-
novator from television’s golden age.”—Library Journal

gordon F. sander’s acclaimed biography of rod serling is at once a por-

trait of a prodigiously talented writer and a history of the first quarter
century of television. a former paratrooper in world war ii, serling rose
to fame in the 1950s with his hard-hitting plays Patterns and Requiem
for a Heavyweight during the “golden age” of live television in new york
city. in 1959, excited by the prospect of writing and producing his own
dramatic anthology show, the angry young man of television followed “the story of serling’s career doubles as
his fortune—and the burgeoning video medium—to Hollywood. a history of the television industry itself,
and sander vividly depicts the heady
serling’s anthology show, of course, was the landmark The Twilight Zone. early days of live tv, when the highest
still considered one of the greatest television shows ever produced, artistic achievement seemed attainable.
serling’s surreal video showcase ran for five seasons, adding to serling’s Highly recommended.”—Booklist
record clutch of emmys, and continues to be a cult favorite today. Mean-
while serling also tried his hand at writing for movies, turning out the “sander’s strong, straightforward portrait
screenplays for Seven Days in May and Planet of the Apes before his of serling as an industry goad who con-
death in 1975 at age fifty. fronted his corporate bosses forms the
most unexpected and powerful part of
sander’s historical biography—for which he interviewed more than two the book. rod serling merited this fine
hundred of serling’s friends, family members, and colleagues, including book.”—Philadelphia Inquirer
robert redford, sydney pollack, Kim Hunter, and william shatner—
follows the video bard’s odyssey from Binghamton, the small upstate
city that served as the template for some of the best-remembered
episodes of The Twilight Zone, to his searing and equally influential
wartime experiences in the south pacific; from his apprenticeship as a
Midwestern radio and television writer to his successes in new york and
Hollywood, before he himself was consumed by the commercialism of
the medium he had helped create.
gordon F. sander is the author of The
Frank Family That Survived, also from
Also of Interest ron simon is curator of the paley center
for Media and an adjunct professor at
columbia university and new york uni-
moscow prime time
How the soviet union Built the Media empire that
lost the cultural cold war
Kristin rotH-ey August
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when chicken soup isn’t

enough Also by
stories of nurses standing up for
Suzanne Gordon
themselves, their patients, and
their profession
edited By suZanne gordon

“this anthology of seventy first-person essays

about nursing starts out with a feisty introduc-
tion by editor suzanne gordon slamming the ste-
reotype of nurses ‘as modern angels endowed
with extraordinary powers of empathy and compassion’ rather than health-
care professionals who benefit from education and job experience.”
Nursing against the Odds
—Washington Post
How Health care cost cutting,
Media stereotypes, and
“suzanne gordon has long been known for her advocacy for nurses. in this Medical Hubris undermine
book she brings together stories of nurses who have stood up and been advo- nurses and patient care
cates for themselves, their coworkers, patients, and families. these are nurs- suZanne gordon
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of Health care work
cating for patients and offering solutions to some of these problems while
continuing to perform their duties with expertise and compassion.”—Choice the complexities of care
nursing reconsidered
When Chicken Soup Isn’t Enough brings together compelling personal narra-
edited By sioBan nelson and
tives from a wide range of nurses from across the globe. the assembled pro- suZanne gordon
files in professional courage provide new insight into the daily challenges that 224 pages, 6 x 9
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life support
three nurses on the Front lines
suZanne gordon
Foreword By
claire M. Fagin, r.n., pH.d., F.a.a.n.
368 pages, 6 x 9
paper isBn 978-0-8014-7428-6
suzanne gordon is visiting professor at the university of Maryland school of $17.95t/£13.95
an ilr press Book | the culture and politics
nursing and assistant adjunct professor at the university of california, san of Health care work
Francisco, school of nursing. she is author of Life Support and Nursing against
the Odds, coauthor of Safety in Numbers and From Silence to Voice, and coedi- safety in Numbers
tor of The Complexities of Care, all from cornell. nurse-to-patient ratios and the
Future of Health care
AN ilr press bOOK
suZanne gordon,
tHe culture AND pOlitics OF HeAltH cAre wOrK JoHn BucHanan, and
tanya BretHerton
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reflections on liszt
alan walKer
Celebrating the
Bicentennial of
“walker is unashamedly a lisztian, of course, but
his advocacy is never fanatical. rather, it is man-
Franz Liszt’s Birth
tled in terse, accomplished prose, supported by
faultless research, and buttressed by copious
musical examples and musicological argument.
in this indispensable book, walker has strength-
ened his case for a reevaluation of the compos-
er’s accomplishments with care, detail, and—the
word is not too strong—virtuosity.”
—Times Literary Supplement

“the collection of essays is a sort of appendix to alan walker’s three-volume

biography of liszt, which is one of the most readable and engrossing biogra-
phies of any subject ever written.”—BBC Music Magazine
Franz liszt
the virtuoso years, 1811–1847,
volume i
“Few scholars can be given more credit for reinvigorating a critical investiga-
tion of the life and music of Franz liszt than alan walker. For almost forty alan walKer
512 pages, 6 x 9.25
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20 halftones, 2 maps,
thetic—consideration of the composer and pianist.”—Notes 70 musical examples
paper isBn 978-0-8014-9421-5
in a series of lively essays that tell us much not only about the phenomenon
that was Franz liszt but also about the musical and cultural life of nineteenth-
Franz liszt
century europe, alan walker muses on aspects of liszt’s life and work that he
the weimar years, 1848–1861,
was unable to explore in his acclaimed three-volume biography of the great
volume ii
composer and pianist.
alan walKer
656 pages, 6 x 9.25
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Franz liszt
the Final years, 1861–1886,
volume iii
alan walKer
624 pages, 6 x 9.25, 14 halftones,
90 music examples
paper isBn 978-0-8014-8453-7
Alan walker is professor emeritus of Music at McMaster university, canada, $29.95s/£22.95
and author of numerous books, including The Death of Franz Liszt Based
on the Unpublished Diary of His Pupil Lina Schmalhausen, and Franz Liszt the Death of Franz liszt
(volumes i,ii, and iii), all from cornell, and Hans Von Bülow: A Life and Times. based on the unpublished
He has been awarded the Music teachers national association 2010 achieve- Diary of His pupil
ment award, the royal philharmonic society prize, and the medal pro cultura lina schmalhausen
Hungarica, presented by the president of Hungary. edited, annotated, and
witH an introduction By
alan walKer
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becoming united irishmen,

American united states
under Fire immigrant radicals
irish americans, in the early republic
african americans, david a. wilson
and the politics of
“United Irishmen, United
citizenship during States has much to offer
the civil war era scholars interested in the
cHristian g. saMito pre-famine history of irish
america, late eighteenth-
“this is an outstanding book. it offers a terrific bottom-up and early nineteenth-century trans-atlantic radicalism,
approach to citizenship debates in the civil war era and and the ethnic dimension of urban politics in the early
demonstrates the powerful role played by irish ameri- republic. written in concise, crystalline prose, this mod-
can and african american men in creating new forms est book contains a wealth of previously untold stories
of american citizenship and nationalism in the mid- about the flamboyant and fascinating irish radicals who
nineteenth century. it would be extremely useful in any came to american in the late 1790s and 1800s. this book
course on the civil war.”—Choice eloquently narrates a largely overlooked chapter of irish-
american history and provides a rich, compelling analy-
“this well-crafted, thoughtfully prepared book does a sis of the complicated nature of irish american political
nice job of blending the civil war experiences of african life in the early republic.”—H-SHEAR, H-Net Reviews
americans and irish americans to explore what it means
to be an american, not only in the nineteenth century among the thousands of political refugees who flooded
but in the twenty-first century as well.” into the united states during the late eighteenth and
—Journal of American History early nineteenth centuries, none had a greater impact on
the early republic than the united irishmen. they were
in Becoming American under Fire, christian g. samito “the most god-provoking democrats on this side of Hell,”
provides a rich account of how african american and according to one Federalist. “every united irishman,” in-
irish american soldiers influenced the modern vision sisted another, “ought to be hunted from the country, as
of national citizenship that developed during the civil much as a wolf or a tyger.” david a. wilson’s lively book
war era. as samito makes clear, the experiences of af- focuses on the experiences, attitudes, and ideas of the
rican americans and irish americans differed substan- united irishmen in the united states. wilson argues that
tially—and at times both groups even found themselves america served a powerful symbolic and psychological
violently opposed—but they had in common that they function for the united irishmen as a place of wish-fulfill-
aspired to full citizenship and inclusion in the american ment, where the broken dreams of the failed irish revolu-
polity. Both communities were key participants in the tion could be realized.
fight to expand the definition of citizenship that became
enshrined in constitutional amendments and legislation
that changed the nation.

christian g. samito earned a law degree from Harvard

law school and a doctorate in american history from
Boston college. His previous books include, as editor, David A. wilson is coordinator of the celtic studies pro-
Commanding Boston’s Irish Ninth. He teaches at Boston gram and professor of History at the university of toron-
college and Boston university’s school of law, and prac- to. His most recent work is a two-volume biography of
tices law in Boston. the irish canadian politician thomas d’arcy Mcgee.

December september
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Fall creek Books is an imprint of cornell university press dedicated to making available classic books
that document the history, culture, natural history, and folkways of new york state. presented in new
paperback editions that faithfully reproduce the contents of the original editions, Fall creek Books titles
will appeal to all readers interested in new york and the state’s rich past.

the wisconsin pine lands of crime and law enforcement in

cornell university the colony of New york,
paul wallace gates 1691–1776
douglas greenBerg
“The Wisconsin Pine Lands of Cornell University is a first-
rate piece of scholarship by the most important twenti-
“greenberg expertly demonstrates how social develop-
eth-century scholar of the history of u.s. public lands.”
ments affected the pattern of law enforcement in co-
—william cronon, university of wisconsin–madison lonial new york, and thus he aids scholarly understand-
ing of the relationship between legal and social change.
“as land and agricultural historians know, this is the ac- He also shows that colonial new york, at least, was no
count of the manner by which the land scrip assigned to ‘peaceable kingdom.’”—Journal of American History
new york under the Morrill act was located by ezra cor-
nell on the pine lands of the public domain in wisconsin. “greenberg tells of illiterate judges, sheriffs afraid to ar-
By careful management and negotiations on the part of rest criminals, and a jailer for the city of new york who
the university there was produced a substantial endow- was described as ‘among other things—an idiot, a glut-
ment for cornell. it also produced the type of situation ton, a drunk, a frog, a fool, and an ignoramous.’ this
that was bound to occur when one state owned a half book offers important insights and information for those
million acres within the boundaries of another that were who wish to understand the phenomenon of crime. it
also valuable properties to which local interests, private also will be of interest to colonialists, urbanist, social his-
and public, aspired.”—Agricultural History torians, and legal historians.”
—Journal of Interdisciplinary History
a provision of the Morrill land grant act of 1862 allowed
cornell university to acquire 500,000 acres of valuable
“greenberg’s most striking argument is that new york’s
timberland in northern wisconsin. cornell held the land
law enforcement machinery did not work, and this debil-
to allow it to appreciate. while the university was guard-
ity suggests that political development was running far
ing its rights as a trustee of this estate, dealing with the
behind economic and social development.”
supervisors and tax collectors of several counties, and
negotiating with lumbermen, it did not escape criticism —English Historical Review
for its role as an absentee landlord. as paul wallace gates
details in The Wisconsin Pine Lands of Cornell University,
the university’s perseverance paid off—the eventual sale
of surface rights to the land yielded a five-million-dollar
endowment and is regarded as one of the most success-
ful episodes of land speculation in u.s. history.

the late paul wallace gates was John stambaugh profes-

sor emeritus of History at cornell university. He was the Douglas greenberg is professor of History and executive
author of books including The Illinois Central Railroad dean of the school of arts & sciences at rutgers, the
and Its Colonization Work and The History of Public Land state university of new Jersey. He is coauthor of A Concise
Law Development. History of the American People and coeditor of Colonial
America: Essays in Political and Social Development.

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the Odd man Khrushchev’s

Karakozov cold summer
imperial russia, gulag returnees,
Modernity, and the crime, and the
Birth of terrorism Fate of reform
claudia verHoeven after stalin
MiriaM doBson
“verhoeven’s careful inspec-
tion of Karakozov’s failed
assassination of alexander “Khrushchev’s Cold Summer
ii reads like an extremely mines recently opened ar-
well-researched detective chives, evoking the texture of return-
story.” winner of the
ees’ lives from documentation of
2010 wayne s. their interactions with the state—
—Slavic and East European Journal vucinich prize given
their petitions to soviet authori-
by the Association for
slavic, east european, ties, and their investigation by po-
“verhoeven’s powers of observation are formidable, her and eurasian studies
lice and persecutors when some
insights startlingly original, and her narrative masterfully again fell foul of the law.”
staged on the level of the scene, the sentence, and the
word.”—Russian Review —Times Literary Supplement

“The Odd Man Karakozov is a subtle, challenging, and “while dobson’s argument is refreshingly new, her deft
imaginative work. it deserves to be widely read not just and insightful handling of sources is the real strength of
by students of modern russian history but by all those this book. Khrushchev’s Cold Summer is a gem of histori-
interested in modern political violence and its interpen- cal scholarship.”—American Historical Review
etration with forms of subjectivity, art, and mass cul-
ture.”—Slavic Review Between stalin’s death in 1953 and 1960, the govern-
ment of the soviet union released hundreds of thou-
on april 4, 1866, just as alexander ii stepped out of saint sands of prisoners from the gulag as part of a wide-
petersburg’s summer garden and onto the boulevard, a ranging effort to reverse the worst excesses and abuses
young man named dmitry Karakozov pulled out a pistol of the previous two decades and revive the spirit of the
and shot at the tsar. He missed, but his “unheard-of act” revolution. this exodus included not only victims of past
changed the course of russian history and gave birth to purges but also those sentenced for criminal offenses. in
the revolutionary political violence known as terrorism. Khrushchev’s Cold Summer Miriam dobson explores the
By looking at the history that produced Karakozov and, impact of these returnees on communities and, more
in turn, the history that Karakozov produced, verhoeven broadly, soviet attempts to come to terms with the trau-
shows terrorism as a phenomenon inextricably linked matic legacies of stalin’s terror.
to the foundations of the modern world: capitalism, en-
lightened law and scientific reason, ideology, technology,
new media, and above all, people’s participation in poli-
tics and the making of history.

miriam Dobson is lecturer in Modern History at the

university of sheffield. she is the coeditor of Reading
claudia verhoeven is assistant professor of History at Primary Sources: The Interpretation of Texts from
cornell university. Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century History.

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Kidnapped Heretics and

souls colonizers
national Forging russia’s
indifference and empire in the
the Battle for south caucasus
children in the nicHolas B.
Bohemian lands, BreyFogle
“Heretics and Colonizers
tara ZaHra builds on the vision of the
russian empire as a com-
• winner of the 2011 laura shannon prize in contemporary
plex and multilevel system marked
european studies (History and social sciences) given by the
nanovic institute for european studies at the university of by social and administrative diver-
notre dame winner of the sity. it is a very important book
• winner of the 2009 czechoslovak studies association publication Award (Ohio that should appeal to students
Book prize
Academy of History) of religion, nationalism, and em-
pire in both russian and european
• winner of the Barbara Jelavich Book prize (american
association for the advancement of slavic studies) contexts.”
• winner of the Hans rosenberg Book prize (conference —American Historical Review
group for central european History)
• winner of the 2010 austrian cultural Forum Book prize “Breyfogle’s book is an important contribution to the so-
cial, cultural, and environmental history of russian impe-
“this innovative, thoroughly researched, comprehensive rialism and popular religiosity.”—Slavic Review
book breaks with traditional scholarship in important
respects and poses fresh new historical questions. it is in Heretics and Colonizers, nicholas B. Breyfogle explores
sure to be mined by a generation of readers for its rich the dynamic intersection of russian borderland coloni-
contextualization and thoughtful analyses.” zation and popular religious culture. He reconstructs the
story of the religious sectarians (dukhobors, Molokans,
—American Historical Review
and subbotniks) who settled, either voluntarily or by
force, in the newly conquered lands of transcaucasia in
throughout the nineteenth and into the early decades
the nineteenth century. Breyfogle focuses on the lives of
of the twentieth century, it was common for rural and
the peasant settlers, their interactions with the peoples
working-class parents in the czech-german borderlands
and environment of the south caucasus, and their evolv-
to ensure that their children were bilingual by sending
ing relations with russian state power.
them to live with families who spoke the “other” lan-
guage. as nationalism became a more potent force in
central europe, however, such practices troubled pro-
german and pro-czech activists, who feared that the
children born to their nation could literally be “lost” or
“kidnapped” from the national community through such
experiences and, more generally, by parents who were
either flexible about national belonging or altogether in- Nicholas b. breyfogle is associate professor of History at
different to it. the ohio state university. He is coeditor of Peopling the
Russian Periphery: Borderland Colonization in Eurasian
tara Zahra is associate professor of History at the uni- History and the online magazine Origins: Current Events
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the secret begging pardon

History of and Favor
Hermes ritual and political
trismegistus order in early
Hermeticism from Medieval France
ancient to geoFFrey KoZiol
Modern times
“Begging Pardon and Favor
Florian eBeling is immensely well informed,
translated from the reasoned, insightful, and
german by david lorton stimulating.”—Speculum
Foreword by Jan assmann
“i learned a lot from this learned, elegant, important
“demonstrating mastery of both primary texts and sec- book. it bristles with good ideas.”—Church History
ondary sources, ebeling has constructed a convincing
account of the origin, development, and influence of “in this highly original book, geoffrey Koziol studies the
Hermeticism. in addition to offering this very helpful language and gestures of petition and supplication in
guide, which includes lapidary synopses of the primary tenth and eleventh-century northern France. His central
texts, the author is the first to recognize that by the argument is that political order, both in the secular and
early modern period two distinct subtraditions existed the ecclesiastical spheres, was closely dependent on rit-
within Hermeticism, one philosophical-theological and ual: kings governed, relations between antagonists were
the other alchemical. recommended.”—Choice resolved, and monks had their property rights confirmed
through grand gestures of humble supplication.”
Hermes trismegistus, “thrice-great Hermes,” emerged
from the amalgamation of the wisdom gods Hermes —American Historical Review
and thoth and is one of the most enigmatic figures of
intellectual history. since antiquity, the legendary “wise in medieval cultures, “supplication” was simply the act
egyptian” has been considered the creator of several of prayer, an act that required a distinctive language of
mystical and magical writings on such topics as alchemy, entreaty accompanied by gestures of humility, such as
astrology, medicine, and the transcendence of god. in kneeling and prostration. geoffrey Koziol shows that in
this scholarly yet accessible introduction to the history tenth- and eleventh-century France, prayer was an act
of Hermeticism and its mythical founder, Florian ebeling of political honor as well as religious devotion, since the
provides a concise overview of the corpus Hermeticum language and gestures of prayer were used to address
and other writings attributed to Hermes. not only god but also earthly lords who claimed to rule
“by the grace of god.” Making subtle use of ethnological
studies and a remarkable range of sources, Koziol dem-
onstrates that supplication accurately reflected the
Florian ebeling is lecturer at the university of Heidel-
complexities and paradoxes in contemporary attitudes
toward friendship, enmity, and political authority.
David lorton, an egyptologist, is the translator of many
books, including erik Hornung’s books The Secret Lore of
Egypt and Akhenaten and the Religion of Light, both from
Jan Assmann is professor emeritus of egyptology at
Heidelberg university. His books include The Search for
God in Ancient Egypt and Death and Salvation in Ancient geoffrey Koziol is professor of History at the university
Egypt, both from cornell. of california, Berkeley.

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victorian Dreaming and

interpretation storytelling
suZy anger Bert o. states

“anger examines victorian “Bert o. states’s Dreaming

contributions to the devel- and Storytelling aims at a
opment of a secular herme- kind of phenomenological
neutic tradition. the result flattening. it seeks to remove
is a book that usefully com- from our descriptions of
bines specificity of analysis dreaming the idea of hidden
and broadness of range and intentions and unconscious
makes a lucid case for the sophistica- motivations, the seductions
tion and significance of victorian of the buried archetype, of the occulted or repressed
critical thought.” meaning. it questions commonplace pictures of surface
winner of the sonya
rudikoff book Award —Choice and depth. Dreaming and Storytelling is a very personal
(Northeast victorian book; it offers pieces of the author’s conversation with
studies Association)
“the intellectual courage of this himself, a report about his own dreams, an attempt to
book lies in its commitment to put into dialogue a number of writers he has read and
mapping out a broad sweep of the struggled over, an assessment of doubts and suspicions.”
history of ideas while gesturing to the —Comparative Literature Studies
afterlives of nineteenth-century hermeneutics in twen-
tieth-century literary theory. above all this book invites “Bert o. states’s Dreaming and Storytelling is both intrigu-
its readers to engage in intellectual dialogue beyond the ing and complex. we are not only art-making animals but
bounds of nineteenth-century British studies.” also dream-producing animals, compelled to interpret
—Victorian Studies and re-create our life through imaginative forays and
retrievals, even while asleep, and this book explores the
in Victorian Interpretation, suzy anger demonstrates complex and ambiguous relationship between dreaming
that the victorians were already deeply engaged with and storytelling.”—Modern Language Review
the problems of interpretation that concern literary
theorists today. she further maintains that, for the vic- in this witty and eminently readable book, Bert o. states
torians, theories of interpretation are often connected rethinks both the meaning of dreams and the relationship
to ethical principles and suggests that all theories of in- between dreaming and the telling of stories. dreams, he
terpretation may ultimately be grounded in ethical theo- says, constitute a private literature of the self, and—de-
ries. Beginning with an examination of victorian biblical spite their seeming lack of order or structure—can help
exegesis, in the work of figures such as Benjamin Jowett, us to understand the very nature of shared literature.
John Henry newman, and Matthew arnold, anger moves
to studies of thomas carlyle, george eliot, and oscar
wilde. emphasizing the extent to which these important
writers are preoccupied with hermeneutics, anger also
shows that consideration of their thought brings to light
questions and qualifications of some of the assumptions
of contemporary criticism.
the late bert O. states was professor emeritus of dra-
matic arts at the university of california, santa Barbara.
suzy Anger is associate professor of english at the univer- He was the author of several books, including Seeing in
sity of British columbia. she is the editor of Knowing the the Dark: Reflections on Dreams and Dreaming and The
Past: Victorian Literature and Culture, also from cornell. Pleasure of the Play.

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the Just city Organizing at

susan s. Fainstein the margins
“susan Fainstein’s book is the symbolic
likely to become something politics of labor in
of a classic. Fainstein’s slight- south Korea and the
ly deadpan style serves only
to make her accounts more
united states
compelling. Fainstein notes JenniFer JiHye cHun
that there are two possible
responses to the injustices “Organizing at the Margins
illustrated by the book. the reveals eye-opening con-
first is to recognize the im- nections and parallels be-
possibility of achieving even small amounts of justice tween the south Korean and u.s.
within the dominant system of global capitalism. the labor movements’ responses to
Finalist, c. wright
second, which is one that Fainstein herself adheres to, is mills award given by the
the erosion of workers’ rights in
that much can be achieved through incremental change. society for the study of the face of neoliberal globaliza-
social problems
Her vision is of a world where market forces no lon- tion policies. it is a must-read
ger dominate decisions about city planning and justice for scholars of labor and labor
drives the world of policy.”—Times Higher Education movements, as well as an engag-
Supplement ing text that will provoke students to
think about how ideas of justice and morality are forged
For much of the twentieth century improvement in the through protest, state policies, and public sentiments.”
situation of disadvantaged communities was a focus —Contemporary Sociology
for urban planning and policy. yet over the past three
decades the ideological triumph of neoliberalism has “Jennifer Jihye chun’s comparison of two seemingly very
caused the allocation of spatial, political, economic, and different labor movements—the militant Korean move-
financial resources to favor economic growth at the ex- ment on the one hand and the bureaucratic u.s. move-
pense of wider social benefits. susan Fainstein’s concept ment on the other—reveals striking similarities in their
of the “just city” encourages planners and policymakers leverage of power for the powerless.”
to embrace a different approach to urban development.
Her objective is to combine progressive city planners’ —Industrial and Labor Relations Review
earlier focus on equity and material well-being with con-
siderations of diversity and participation so as to foster a the realities of globalization have produced a surprising
better quality of urban life within the context of a global reversal in the focus and strategies of labor movements
capitalist political economy. Fainstein applies theoretical around the world. after years of neglect and exclusion,
concepts about justice developed by contemporary phi- labor organizers are recognizing both the needs and the
losophers to the concrete problems faced by urban plan- importance of immigrants and women employed in the
ners and policymakers in new york city, london, and growing ranks of low-paid and insecure service jobs. in
amsterdam and argues that, despite structural obstacles, Organizing at the Margins, Jennifer Jihye chun focuses
meaningful reform can be achieved at the local level. on this shift as it takes place in two countries: south Ko-
rea and the united states.

susan s. Fainstein is professor of urban planning in the

graduate school of design at Harvard university. she is Jennifer Jihye chun is assistant professor of sociology at
the author of The City Builders and coauthor of Restruc- the university of British columbia.
turing the City and Urban Political Movements.
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princes, stalled
brokers, and Democracy
bureaucrats capital, labor, and
oil and the state in the paradox of
saudi arabia state-sponsored
steFFen Hertog development
eva Bellin
“Princes, Brokers, and Bu-
“this is a smart, elegantly
reaucrats is an extraordi-
written book rich in empiri-
nary book; it is impressively
cal detail and theoretical ar-
researched, insightful, and
lucidly written. it is no exaggeration to write that Her-
tog’s book is the finest book ever written on politics and —International Journal of Middle East Studies
the state in saudi arabia, an unparalleled achievement.
it is the clearest and best documented work yet on the “in a detailed study of tunisia, Bellin finds that some gov-
nuts and bolts of the saudi government as well as its ernmental development schemes that explicitly encour-
complicated bureaucracy and distribution of power.” age the private sector can better enable private capital
and labor to defend their interests. Stalled Democracy
—International Journal of Middle East Studies
contributes to our understanding of the relationship
between development and democratization throughout
“in a work characterized throughout by rigorous analysis,
the world.”—Foreign Affairs
astute historical reflection and sharp observation, Her-
tog brilliantly illustrates the complexities and contradic-
“Bellin’s explicitly comparative, cross-national framework
tions of an arab rentier state.”—Middle East Policy
offers readily generalizable findings.”
in Princes, Brokers, and Bureaucrats, the most thorough —Perspectives on Politics
treatment of the political economy of saudi arabia to
date, steffen Hertog uncovers an untold history of how in an ambitious book that anticipated the emergence of
the elite rivalries and whims of half a century ago have and challenges faced by democracy movements in the
shaped today’s saudi state and are reflected in its poli- Middle east by almost a decade, eva Bellin examines
cies. in its quest for reform, the kingdom has witnessed the dynamics of democratization in late-developing
a bewildering mélange of thorough failures and surpris- countries. Bellin generates her propositions from close
ing successes. case studies of foreign investment reform, study of a singular case of stalled democracy: tunisia.
labor market nationalization, and wto accession reveal the author’s explanation of that case is made more gen-
how this oil-funded apparatus enables swift and success- eral through comparison with other countries, includ-
ful policymaking in some policy areas, but produces co- ing Mexico, indonesia, south Korea, turkey, and egypt.
ordination and regulation failures in others. Bellin also explores the transformative capacity of state-
sponsored industrialization. By drawing on a range of
real-world examples, she illustrates the ability of devel-
oping countries to reconfigure state-society relations,
redistribute power more evenly in society, and erode the
peremptory power of the authoritarian state.

steffen Hertog, formerly Kuwait professor at sciences eva bellin is Myra and robert Kraft professor of arab pol-
po paris, is lecturer in comparative politics in the depart- itics in the department of politics and the crown center
ment of government at the london school of economics. for Middle east studies, Brandeis university.

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living weapons rebels without

Biological warfare borders
and international transnational
security insurgencies in
gregory d. KoBlentZ world politics
idean saleHyan
“Koblentz provides an up-
to-date and comprehensive “this well-written book adds
analysis of biological weap- another layer to the arche-
ons as a strategic problem typal analysis of modern
that should become the warfare, focusing on the
standard text in the field. at the core of the book are de- influence of transnational insur-
tailed case studies of what is and was known about iraqi, cowinner gencies on conflict from a geopo-
of the 2010 eNmisA
soviet/russian, and south african programs. the book Distinguished book litical perspective. salehyan dis-
draws lessons about intelligence, verification, and over- Award (ethnic-
cusses the use that insurgents
ity, Nationalism and
sight, and also about what strategic value the offending migration section, in- make of sanctuaries away from
ternational studies
countries sought to extract by pursuing such weapons. Association)
the battlefield and the compli-
(its analysis of the failure to get an accurate reading of cations this poses for intelligence
the iraqi position in 2002 is withering.) through a careful gathering, counterinsurgency ops,
examination of actual cases, Koblentz has done his best and peacekeeping.”
to get the true measure of the bioterrorist threat.”
—Soldier: Magazine of the British Army
—Foreign Affairs
in Rebels without Borders, idean salehyan examines
Biological weapons are the least well understood of the transnational rebel organizations in civil conflicts, utiliz-
so-called weapons of mass destruction. unlike nuclear ing cross-national datasets as well as in-depth case stud-
and chemical weapons, biological weapons are com- ies. He shows how external contra bases in Honduras
posed of, or derived from, living organisms. in Living and costa rica facilitated the nicaraguan civil war and
Weapons, gregory d. Koblentz argues that biological how the rwandan civil war spilled over into the demo-
weapons will continue to threaten international security cratic republic of the congo, fostering a regional war. He
until defenses against such weapons are improved, gov- also looks at other cross-border insurgencies, such as
ernments can reliably detect biological weapon activi- those of the Kurdish pKK and taliban fighters in pakistan.
ties, the proliferation of materials and expertise is lim- salehyan reveals that external sanctuaries feature in the
ited, and international norms against the possession and political history of more than half of the world’s armed
use of biological weapons are strengthened. insurgencies since 1945, and are also important in fos-
tering state-to-state conflicts.

gregory D. Koblentz is deputy director of the Biode-

fense graduate program and assistant professor of
government and politics in the department of public and idean salehyan is associate professor of political sci-
international affairs at george Mason university. He is ence at the university of north texas. He is also a re-
coauthor of Tracking Nuclear Proliferation: A Guide in search associate at the John goodwin tower center for
Map and Charts. political studies, southern Methodist university, and at
the international peace research institute, oslo.
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rebel rulers the mediation

insurgent governance and Dilemma
civilian life during war Kyle Beardsley
ZacHariaH cHerian MaMpilly
“Kyle Beardsley shows con-
vincingly that mediation has
rebel groups are often portrayed as predators, their substantive but often ephem-
leaders little more than warlords. in conflicts large and eral effects. The Mediation
small, however, insurgents frequently take and hold ter- Dilemma provides the defin-
ritory, establishing sophisticated systems of governance ing statement about what
that deliver extensive public services to civilians under we know and do not know
their control. From police and courts, schools, hospitals, about international third-
and taxation systems to more symbolic expressions such party mediation.”
as official flags and anthems, some rebels are able to ap-
propriate functions of the modern state, often to great —Allan stam, author of Win, Lose, or Draw:
effect in generating civilian compliance. other insurgent Domestic Politics and the Crucible of War
organizations struggle to provide even the most basic
services and suffer from the local unrest and interna- Mediation has become a common technique for termi-
tional condemnation that result. nating violent conflicts both within and between states;
while mediation has a strong record in reducing hos-
Rebel Rulers is informed by Zachariah cherian Mampilly’s tilities, it is not without its own problems. in The Me-
extensive fieldwork in rebel-controlled areas. Focusing diation Dilemma, Kyle Beardsley highlights its long-term
on three insurgent organizations—the liberation tigers limitations. the result of this oft-superficial approach to
of tamil eelam (ltte) in sri lanka, the rally for congolese peacemaking, immediate and reassuring as it may be, is
democracy (rcd) in congo, and the sudan people’s lib- often a fragile peace. with the intervention of a third-
eration Movement/army (splM/a) in sudan—Mampil- party mediator, warring parties may formally agree to
ly’s comparative analysis shows that rebel leaders design concessions that are insupportable in the long term and
governance systems in response to pressures from three soon enough find themselves at odds again.
main sources. they must take into consideration the
needs of local civilians, who can challenge rebel rule in Beardsley examines his argument empirically using two
various ways. they must deal with internal factions that data sets and traces it through several historical cases:
threaten their control. and they must respond to the Henry Kissinger’s and Jimmy carter’s initiatives in the
transnational actors that operate in most contemporary Middle east, 1973–1979; theodore roosevelt’s 1905 me-
conflict zones. the development of insurgent govern- diation in the russo-Japanese war; and carter’s attempt
ments can benefit civilians even as they enable rebels to to mediate in the 1994 north Korean nuclear crisis. He
assert control over their newly attained and sometimes also draws upon the lessons of the 1993 arusha accords,
chaotic territories. the 1993 oslo accords, Haiti in 1994, the 2002 ceasefire
agreement in sri lanka, and the 2005 Memorandum of
understanding in aceh. Beardsley concludes that a reli-
ance on mediation risks a greater chance of conflict re-
lapse in the future, whereas the rejection of mediation
risks ongoing bloodshed as war continues.

Kyle beardsley is assistant professor of political science

Zachariah cherian mampilly is assistant professor in the at emory university.
departments of political science, international studies,
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the logic of positive A liberal world Order in crisis

engagement choosing between imposition and
Miroslav nincic restraint
georg sørensen
“this wise book brings political philosophy, social psy-
chology, game theory, and a wide knowledge of con- “A Liberal World Order in Crisis is a terrifically clearheaded
temporary history to move away from punishments to and well-written book; it is capacious and will lend itself
an agency-based focus on altering an adversary’s moti- well to teaching.”
vations.”—bruce russett, Dean Acheson professor of
international politics, yale university —peter J. Katzenstein, walter s. carpenter, Jr., professor
of international studies, cornell university, coeditor
recent american foreign policy has depended heavily on of Anti-Americanisms in World Politics
the use of negative inducements to alter the behavior
of other states. From public browbeating through eco- the collapse of the bipolar international system near the
nomic sanctions to military invasion, the last several end of the twentieth century changed political liberalism
presidents have chosen to use coercion to advance u.s. from a regional system with aspirations of universality to
interests when dealing with adversaries. in this respect, global ideological dominance as the basic vision of how
as Miroslav nincic notes, the united states differs from international life should be organized. yet in the last two
many of its closest allies: canada has long maintained decades liberal democracies have not been able to cre-
diplomatic relations with cuba, and several of the euro- ate an effective and legitimate liberal world order. in A
pean democracies have continued diplomatic engage- Liberal World Order in Crisis, georg sørensen suggests
ment with governments that the united states considers that this is connected to major tensions between two
pariah regimes. in The Logic of Positive Engagement, strains of liberalism: a “liberalism of imposition” affirms
nincic outlines the efficacy of and the benefits that can the universal validity of liberal values and is ready to use
flow from positive rather than negative engagement. any means to secure the worldwide expansion of liberal
principles. a “liberalism of restraint” emphasizes nonin-
nincic observes that threats and punishments may be tervention, moderation, and respect for others.
gratifying in a symbolic sense, but that they haven’t af-
fected the longevity or the most objectionable policies this book is the first comprehensive discussion of how
of the regimes against which they are directed. nincic tensions in liberalism create problems for the estab-
examines the exchange model, in which incentives are lishment of a liberal world order. the book is the first
offered in trade for altered behavior, and the catalytic skeptical liberal statement to appear since the era of
model, in which incentives accumulate to provoke a liberal optimism—based in anticipation of the end of his-
thorough revision of the target’s policies and priorities. tory—in the 1990s. sørensen identifies major competing
He examines the record with regard to long-term u.s. re- analyses of world order and explains why their focus on
lations with cuba, libya, and syria, and then discusses balance-of-power competition, civilizational conflict, in-
the possibility that positive inducements might bring ternational terrorism, and fragile states is insufficient.
policy success to current relations with iran and north

miroslav Nincic is professor of political science at uc

davis. He is the author of several books, including georg sørensen is professor of political science at the
Renegade Regimes and Democracy and Foreign Policy, university of aarhus. He is the author of several books,
and coauthor of Beyond the Ivory Tower. including Democracy and Democratization: Processes
and Prospects in a Changing World and Changes in State-
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small works china’s regulatory state

poverty and a new strategy for globalization
economic roselyn HsueH
development in
southwestern china “in China’s Regulatory State, roselyn Hsueh analyzes how
the chinese government has regulated foreign direct
JoHn a. donaldson investment under the post-Mao open-door policy and
furthers our understanding of the increasingly complex
“John a. donaldson presents nature of china’s evolving economic structure”
startling, fresh, original
—Andrew wedeman, author of From Mao to Market
ideas in a superb way. Small
Works is very compelling
today’s china is governed by a new economic model
and persuasive and displays great polish and reasoning.
that marks a radical break from the Mao and deng eras;
it is a beautifully framed analysis of a critical topic.”
it departs fundamentally from both the east asian de-
—Dorothy J. solinger, university of california, irvine velopmental state and its own communist past. it has
not, however, adopted a liberal economic model. china
How can policymakers effectively reduce poverty? Most has retained elements of statist control even though it
mainstream economists advocate promoting economic has liberalized foreign direct investment more than any
growth, on the grounds that it generally reduces pov- other developing country in recent years. this mode of
erty while bringing other economic benefits. However, global economic integration reveals much about china’s
this dominant hypothesis offers few alternatives for state capacity and development strategy, which is based
economies that are unable to grow, or in places where on retaining government control over critical sectors
economic growth fails to reduce or actually exacerbates while meeting commitments made to the world trade
poverty. in Small Works, John a. donaldson draws on organization. in China’s Regulatory State, roselyn Hsueh
his extensive fieldwork in two chinese provinces—yun- demonstrates that china only appears to be a more liber-
nan and guizhou—that are exceptions to the purported al state; even as it introduces competition and devolves
relationship between economic growth and poverty re- economic decisionmaking, the state has selectively im-
duction. posed new regulations at the sectoral level, asserting
and even tightening control over industry and market
in yunnan, an outward-oriented developmental state, development, to achieve state goals.
one that focuses on large-scale, urban development,
has largely failed to reduce poverty, even though it
succeeded in stimulating economic growth. provincial By investigating in depth how china implemented its
policy shaped roads, tourism, and mining in ways that of- economic policies between 1978 and 2010, Hsueh gives
ten precluded participation by poor people. By contrast, the most complete picture yet of china’s regulatory
guizhou is a micro-oriented state that promotes small- state, particularly as it has shaped the telecommunica-
scale, low-skill economic opportunities—and so reduces tions and textiles industries. Hsueh contends that a logic
poverty despite slow economic growth. this guizhou of strategic value explains how the state, with its differ-
approach parallels the ideas encapsulated in the “scien- ent levels of authority and maze of bureaucracies, in-
tific development view” of china’s current president Hu teracts with new economic stakeholders to enhance its
Jintao. Hu, when guizhou’s leader, helped establish the control in certain economic sectors while relinquishing
micro-oriented state in the province. donaldson’s con- control in others.
clusions have implications for our understanding of de-
roselyn Hsueh is assistant professor of political science
velopment and poverty reduction, economic change in
at temple university.
china, and the thinking behind china’s policy decisions.
cOrNell stuDies iN pOliticAl ecONOmy
John A. Donaldson is assistant professor of political sci-
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making and Faking Kinship At Home with the Diplomats

Marriage and labor Migration between inside a european Foreign Ministry
china and south Korea iver B. neuMann
caren FreeMan
the 2010 wikileaks release of 250,000 u.s. diplomatic
“caren Freeman has a keen ethnographic eye and sea- cables has made eminently clear that there is a vast gulf
soned prose to match.Making and Faking Kinship is full between the public face of diplomacy and the opin-
of surprises, a number of which go far to unsettle facile ions and actions that take place behind embassy doors.
thinking about gender, migration, nation, and family; it is in At Home with the Diplomats, iver B. neumann offers
a must-read!”—Nancy Abelmann, university of illinois unprecedented access to the inner workings of a for-
at urbana-champaign eign ministry. neumann worked for several years at the
norwegian Ministry of Foreign affairs, where he had an
in the years leading up to and directly following rap- up-close view of how diplomats conduct their business
prochement with china in 1992, the south Korean gov- and how they perceive their own practices. in this book
ernment looked to ethnic Korean (chosŏnjok) brides and he shows us how diplomacy is conducted on a day-to-
laborers from northeastern china to restore productiv- day basis.
ity to its industries and countryside. south Korean offi-
cials and the media celebrated these overtures not only approaching contemporary diplomacy from an anthro-
as a pragmatic solution to population problems but also pological perspective, neumann examines the vari-
as a patriotic project of reuniting ethnic Koreans after ous aspects of diplomatic work and practice, including
nearly fifty years of cold war separation. immunity, permanent representation, diplomatic so-
ciability, accreditation, and issues of gender equality.
as caren Freeman’s fieldwork in china and south Korea neumann shows that the diplomat working abroad
shows, the attempt to bridge the geopolitical divide in and the diplomat at home are engaged in two different
the name of Korean kinship proved more difficult than modes of knowledge production. diplomats in the field
any of the parties involved could have imagined. discrim- focus primarily on gathering and processing informa-
inatory treatment, artificially suppressed wages, clash- tion. in contrast, the diplomat based in his or her home
ing gender logics, and the criminalization of so-called capital is caught up in the seemingly endless production
runaway brides and undocumented workers tarnished of texts: reports, speeches, position papers, and the
the myth of ethnic homogeneity and exposed the con- like. neumann leaves the reader with a keen sense of
tradictions at the heart of south Korea’s transnational the practices of diplomacy: relations with foreign minis-
kin-making project. Making and Faking Kinship depicts tries, mediating between other people’s positions while
acts of “counterfeit kinship,” false documents, and the integrating personal and professional into a cohesive
leaving behind of spouses and children as strategies whole, adherence to compulsory routines and agendas,
implemented by disenfranchised people to gain mobility and, above all, the generation of knowledge. yet even as
within the region’s changing political economy. they come to master such quotidian tasks, diplomats are
regularly called upon to do exceptional things, such as
negotiating peace.

iver b. Neumann is professor and director of research

at the norwegian institute of international affairs. He is
the author of Uses of the Other: The “East” in European
Identity Formation and coauthor most recently of Gov-
erning the Global Polity: Practice, Rationality, Mentality.

expertise: cultures AND tecHNOlOgies OF KNOwleDge

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voyages the broken village

From tongan villages to coffee, Migration, and globalization in
american suburbs, second edition Honduras
catHy a. sMall daniel r. reicHMan

Praise for the First Edition— “The Broken Village is told with verve and momentum and
“Most americans are unaware that the united states is a captures virtually everything that is currently happening
major terminus for the people of tonga, an island nation in rural latin america. in showing us why the ethnogra-
in the south pacific. small examines tongan migration to phy of a particular place is so useful for understanding a
the united states in a transnational perspective, stress- world in constant flux, daniel r. reichman makes a pow-
ing that many of the new migrant populations seem to erful case for why anthropology still matters.”
successfully manage dual lives, in both the old country —steve striffler, author of Chicken: The Dangerous
and the new. to that end, she describes life in contempo- Transformation of America’s Favorite Food
rary tongan communities and in u.s. settings.”
—Library Journal in The Broken Village, daniel r. reichman tells the story
of a remote village in Honduras that transformed almost
“the central idea of Voyages—that tonga and all tongans overnight from a sleepy coffee-growing community to
exist at this moment in time in a transnational space— a hotbed of undocumented migration to and from the
comes through vividly and powerfully, and the durabil- united states. the small village—called here by the
ity of this image is testimony to the success of small’s pseudonym la Quebrada—was once home to a thriving
experiment in ethnographic writing.” coffee economy. recently, it has become dependent on
—The Contemporary Pacific migrants working in distant places like long island and
south dakota, who live in ways that most Honduran
in Voyages, cathy a. small offers a view of the changes townspeople struggle to comprehend or explain. reich-
in migration, globalization, and ethnographic fieldwork man explores how the new “migration economy” has
over three decades. the second edition adds fresh de- upended cultural ideas of success and failure, family dy-
scriptions and narratives in three new chapters based namics, and local politics.
on two more visits to tonga and california in 2010. the
author (whose role after thirty years of fieldwork is during his time in la Quebrada, reichman focused on
both ethnographer and family member) reintroduces strategies for social reform—a coffee cooperative that
the reader to four sisters in the same family—two who sought to raise farmer incomes and establish principles
migrated to the united states and two who remained of fairness and justice through consumer activism; re-
in tonga—and reveals what has unfolded in their lives ligious campaigns for personal morality that were in-
in the fifteen years since the first edition was written. tended to counter the corrosive effects of migration; and
the second edition concludes with new reflections on local discourses about migrant “greed” that labeled mi-
how immigration and globalization have affected family, grants as the cause of social crisis, rather than its victims.
economy, tradition, political life, identity, and the prac- The Broken Village integrates sacred and secular ideas of
tice of anthropology. morality, legal and cultural notions of justice, to explore
how different groups define social progress.

cathy A. small is professor of anthropology at northern

arizona university. as rebekah nathan, she is the author Daniel r. reichman is assistant professor of anthropol-
of My Freshman Year, also from cornell. ogy at the university of rochester.

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FOOD pOlicy

Food policy for

Developing countries
the role of government in global,
national, and local Food systems
per pinstrup-andersen and
cAse stuDies
derrill d. watson ii
Foreword by søren e. Frandsen, arie case studies in Food policy
Kuyvenhoven, and Joachim von Braun for Developing countries
edited By
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and complex. what are their causes?
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pinstrup-andersen and his colleague derrill d. watson ii analyze international persist? what are the solutions? the
food policies and discuss how such policies can and must address the many authors of the more than sixty interna-
complex challenges that lie ahead in globalization, climate change, natural tional case studies contained in these
books approach the food system with
resource degradation, water scarcity, and overpopulation.
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the thought of work the caring self

JoHn w. Budd the work experiences
of Home care aides
“The Thought of Work provides a much needed and highly
eloquent statement of the meanings and orientations clare l. stacey
to work across time and nations. it is essential reading
for students of work from senior scholars to beginning “clare l. stacey’s in-depth
undergraduates.” interviews of home health
care workers, each of whom
—randy Hodson, the Ohio state university
constructs an account of a
‘caring self,’ let us see be-
what is work? is it simply a burden to be tolerated or hind the statistics. Here we
something more meaningful to one’s sense of identity see how poorly paid and
and self-worth? and why does it matter? in a uniquely marginalized workers positively construct their work
thought-provoking book, John w. Budd presents ten and their lives. this book is thus a valuable contribution
historical and contemporary views of work from across to understanding the lives of home health care workers,
the social sciences and humanities. By uncovering the the unsung heroes of contemporary health care.”
diverse ways in which we conceptualize work—such as —Joan c. tronto, university of minnesota
a way to serve or care for others, a source of freedom, a
source of income, a method of psychological fulfillment,
or a social relation shaped by class, gender, race, and according to the Bureau of labor statistics, there were
power—The Thought of Work reveals the wide-ranging approximately 1.7 million home health aides and per-
nature of work and establishes its fundamental impor- sonal and home care aides in the united states as of
tance for the human experience. when we work, we 2008. often referred to as frontline care providers or di-
experience our biological, psychological, economic, and rect care workers, home care aides—disproportionately
social selves. work locates us in the world, helps us and women of color—bathe, feed, and offer companionship
others make sense of who we are, and determines our to the elderly and disabled in the context of the home.
access to material and social resources. in The Caring Self, clare l. stacey draws on observations
of and interviews with aides working in ohio and califor-
By integrating these distinct views, Budd replaces the nia to explore the physical and emotional labor associ-
usual fragmentary approaches to understanding the ated with the care of others.
nature and meaning of work with a comprehensive ap-
proach that promotes a deep understanding of how aides experience material hardships—most work for
work is understood, experienced, and analyzed. minimum wage, and the services they provide are deni-
grated as unskilled labor—and find themselves negoti-
ating social norms and affective rules associated with
both family and work. However, there are also positive
outcomes: some aides form meaningful ties to elderly
and disabled patients. this sense of connection allows
them to establish a sense of dignity and social worth in
a socially devalued job.
John w. budd is the industrial relations land grant chair
and director of the center for Human resources and
labor studies at the university of Minnesota. He is the clare l. stacey is assistant professor of sociology at Kent
author of Employment with a Human Face, also from cor- state university.
nell, and Labor Relations and coauthor of Invisible Hands,
Invisible Objectives.
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mobilizing restraint From iron rice bowl to

democracy and industrial conflict in informalization
post-reform south asia Markets, workers, and the state in a
eMManuel teitelBauM changing china
edited By sarosH Kuruvilla,
in Mobilizing Restraint, emmanuel teitelbum argues that,
contrary to conventional wisdom, democracies are bet- cHing Kwan lee, and Mary e. gallagHer
ter at managing industrial conflict than authoritarian
regimes. this is because democracies have two unique “this timely volume offers the best empirical analysis of
tools at their disposal for managing worker protest: mu- the changing landscape of employment relations in china.”
tually beneficial union-party ties and worker rights. By —lei guang, san Diego state university
contrast, authoritarian governments have tended to re-
press unions and to sever ties to organized labor. Many in the thirty years since the opening of china’s economy,
of the countries that fall between these two extremes— china’s economic growth has been nothing short of phe-
from those that have only the trappings of democracy nomenal. at the same time, however, its employment re-
to those that have imperfectly implemented democratic lations system has undergone a gradual but fundamental
reforms—exert control over labor in the absence of transformation from stable and permanent employment
overt repression but without the robust organizational with good benefits (often called the iron rice bowl), to a
and institutional capacity enjoyed by full-fledged democ- system characterized by highly precarious employment
racies. Based on the recent history of industrial conflict with no benefits for about 40 percent of the population.
and industrial peace in south asia, teitelbaum argues this shift echoes the move from “breadwinning” careers
that the political exclusion and repression of organized to contingent employment in the postindustrial united
labor commonly witnessed in authoritarian and hybrid states.
regimes has extremely deleterious effects on labor rela-
tions and ultimately economic growth. in From Iron Rice Bowl to Informalization, an interdisci-
plinary group of authors examines the nature, causes,
to test his arguments, teitelbaum draws on an array of and consequences of informal employment in china at a
data, including his original qualitative interviews and time of major changes in chinese society. this book pro-
survey evidence from sri lanka and three indian states— vides a guide to the evolving dynamics among workers,
Kerala, Maharashtra, and west Bengal. He also analyzes unions, ngos, employers, and the state as they deal with
panel data from fifteen indian states to evaluate the the new landscape of insecure employment.
relationship between political competition and worker
protest and to study the effects of protective labor leg-
islation on economic performance. in teitelbaum’s view,
sarosh Kuruvilla is professor of comparative industrial
countries must undergo further political liberalization
relations, asian studies, and public affairs at cornell
before they are able to replicate the success of the so-
university, where he serves as chair of ilr international
phisticated types of growth-enhancing management of
industrial protest seen throughout many parts of south
asia. ching Kwan lee is professor of sociology at ucla and
the author of Gender and the South China Miracle and
Against the Law: Labor Protests in China’s Rustbelt and
emmanuel teitelbaum is assistant professor of political
science and international affairs at george washington mary e. gallagher is associate professor of political sci-
university. ence at the university of Michigan and the author of
Contagious Capitalism: Globalization and the Politics of
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One Day longer employee Ownership and

a Memoir shared capitalism
lynn williaMs new directions and debates
edited By edward J. carBerry
“i believe that to be effec-
tive and principled, to re-
one of the most persistent and important, but often ig-
flect democratic values in
nored, trends in contemporary market economies con-
its political and economic
tinues to be the ownership of firms by their employees.
life, a modern state or re-
since the emergence of different experiments with em-
gional entity requires a free,
ployee ownership in the early twentieth century, a grow-
strong, participatory labour
ing group of companies and expanding set of institutions
movement. our call for
have opened the door for firms to share the financial
three centuries has been for social and economic justice.
returns of economic production with broad groups of
we are closer to achieving that than we have ever been.
employees. the growth of various forms of “shared capi-
we must reach out, seize and nourish the opportunity,
talism” has meant that currently a little under half of all
or live out our uselessness in the desert of our follies and
employees in the private sector own stock in the compa-
our failures”—lynn williams
nies in which they work or receive cash-based bonuses
linked to different measures of corporate performance.
lynn williams remains one of the most influential north
american union leaders of the twentieth century. His
employee ownership is a complex phenomenon that can
two terms as president of the united steelworkers of
be and has been fruitfully analyzed from a number of
america, from 1983 until 1994, capped off a career in
different social scientific perspectives. this book show-
labor relations spanning nearly five decades. among his
cases the diverse state of cutting-edge academic work
many notable achievements, williams developed new
on shared capitalism in the united states and western
bargaining techniques to face challenges from antiunion
europe. its chapters present a representative cross-
politicians such as ronald reagan and Margaret thatcher.
section of current research, lively debates, and new
He also played a major role in the structural readjust-
research initiatives. Employee Ownership and Shared
ment of the north american steel industry during its
Capitalism illuminates shared capitalism’s complexity as
most turbulent period, the 1980s and 1990s.
an organizational, psychological, sociological, and eco-
nomic phenomenon that requires deep interdisciplinary
in his memoir, williams vividly recounts his life in labor,
with all its triumphs, challenges, hopes, and dreams.
while telling his own story, williams also traces the rise
and transformation of the labor movement from world
war ii to today. providing an insider’s perspective on
union developments and issues, One Day Longer is a pro-
found reflection of williams’s impressive career.

edward J. carberry is assistant professor in the Business-

society Management department at the rotterdam
lynn williams is president emeritus of united steelwork- school of Management, erasmus university.
ers of america.
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m e D i e vA l A N D e A r ly m O D e r N s t u D i e s

A Kingdom of creating
stargazers cistercian Nuns
astrology and the women’s
authority in the religious Movement
late Medieval and its reform in
crown of aragon thirteenth-century
MicHael a. ryan champagne
anne e. lester
“Michael a. ryan’s superb
book provides a hitherto “in Creating Cistercian Nuns,
unexplored vision of the anne e. lester makes a num-
transformations of the worlds of magic and astrology in ber of important and compelling arguments that will
the crown of aragon and elsewhere in the late Middle change our views of the relationship between the cis-
ages and, most significantly, a most original reading of tercian order and women in the thirteenth century, the
how these ‘mystery’ traditions underpinned the search institutional shape and function of cistercian nunneries,
for legitimacy in the spanish eastern realms. a brilliant and the range of institutional responses to the urge to
effort!”—teofilo F. ruiz, uclA live the apostolic life in thirteenth-century France.”

astrology in the Middle ages was considered a branch —sharon Farmer, uc santa barbara,
of the magical arts, one informed by Jewish and Mus- author of Surviving Poverty in Medieval Paris
lim scientific knowledge in Muslim spain. as such it was
deeply troubling to some church authorities. using the in Creating Cistercian Nuns, anne e. lester addresses a
stars and planets to divine the future ran counter to the central issue in the history of the medieval church: the
orthodox christian notion that human beings have free role of women in the rise of the religious reform move-
will, and some clerical authorities argued that it almost ment of the thirteenth century. Focusing on the county
certainly entailed the summoning of spiritual forces of champagne in France, lester reconstructs the history
considered diabolical. we know that occult beliefs and of the women’s religious movement and its institutional-
practices became widespread in the later Middle ages, ization within the cistercian order.
but there is much about the phenomenon that we do not
understand. For instance, how deeply did occult beliefs the common picture of the early cistercian order is that
penetrate courtly culture and what exactly did those in it was unreceptive to religious women. scholars believed
positions of power hope to gain by interacting with the that women who wished to live a life of service and pov-
occult? in A Kingdom of Stargazers, Michael a. ryan ex- erty were more likely to join one of the other reforming
amines the interest in astrology in the iberian kingdom orders rather than the cistercians. as lester shows, how-
of aragon, where ideas about magic and the occult were ever, this picture is deeply flawed. Between 1220 and
deeply intertwined with notions of power, authority, and 1240 the cistercian order incorporated small indepen-
providence. dent communities of religious women in unprecedented
numbers. Moreover, the order not only accommodated
women but also responded to their interpretations of
apostolic piety, even as it defined and determined what
constituted cistercian nuns in terms of dress, privileges,
and liturgical practice.

michael A. ryan is assistant professor of History at Anne e. lester is assistant professor of History at the
purdue university. He is coeditor of End of Days: Essays university of colorado Boulder.
on the Apocalypse from Antiquity to Modernity.

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brokering empire by Force and Fear

trans-imperial subjects between taking and Breaking
venice and istanbul Monastic vows in
e. natalie rotHMan early Modern europe
anne JacoBson scHutte
“it has been a long time since a book surprised me, which
Brokering Empire did again and again. e. natalie rothman an unwilling, desperate nun
reveals how early modern venetian and ottoman terri- trapped in the cloister, un-
tories and spheres of influence were constantly shaped able to gain release: such
and reshaped through interactions among people and is the image that endures
institutions.”—edward muir, Northwestern university today of monastic life in
early modern europe. in By
in Brokering Empire, e. natalie rothman explores the in- Force and Fear, anne Jacobson schutte demonstrates
tersecting worlds of those who regularly traversed the that this and other common stereotypes of involuntary
early modern venetian-ottoman frontier, including colo- consignment to religious houses—shaped by literary
nial migrants, redeemed slaves, merchants, commercial sources such as Manzoni’s The Betrothed—are badly off
brokers, religious converts, and diplomatic interpreters. the mark.
in their sustained interactions across linguistic, religious,
and political lines these trans-imperial subjects helped drawing on records of the congregation of the council,
to shape shifting imperial and cultural boundaries, in- held in the vatican archive, schutte examines nearly
cluding the emerging distinction between europe and one thousand petitions for annulment of monastic vows
the levant. submitted to the pope and adjudicated by the council
during a 125-year period, from 1668 to 1793. she con-
rothman argues that the period from 1570 to 1670 wit- siders petitions from roman catholic regions across
nessed a gradual transformation in how ottoman differ- europe and a few from latin america and finds that, in
ence was conceived within venetian institutions. thanks about half these cases, the congregation reached a deci-
in part to the activities of trans-imperial subjects, an sion. Many women and a smaller proportion of men got
early emphasis on juridical and commercial criteria gave what they asked for: decrees nullifying their monastic
way to conceptions of difference based on religion and profession and releasing them from religious houses.
language. rothman begins her story in venice’s bustling schutte also reaches important conclusions about rela-
marketplaces, where commercial brokers often defied tions between elders and offspring in early modern fam-
the state’s efforts both to tax foreign merchants and de- ilies. she finds numerous instances of fathers, mothers,
fine venetian citizenship. the story continues in a vene- and other relatives (including older siblings) employing
tian charitable institution where converts from islam and physical violence and psychological pressure to compel
Judaism and their catholic venetian patrons negotiated adolescents into “entering religion.”
their mutual transformation. the story ends with ven-
ice’s diplomatic interpreters, the dragomans, who not
only produced and disseminated knowledge about the
ottomans but also created dense networks of kinship
and patronage across imperial boundaries. rothman’s
new conceptual and empirical framework sheds light on
institutional practices for managing juridical, religious,
and ethnolinguistic difference in the Mediterranean and Anne Jacobson schutte is professor of History emeritus
beyond. at the university of virginia. she is the author of Aspir-
ing Saints and Pier Paolo Vergerio and coeditor of several
e. Natalie rothman is assistant professor of History at books, including Time, Space, and Women’s Lives in Early
the university of toronto. Modern Europe.

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cultivating the masses

Modern state practices and soviet socialism,
david l. HoFFMann

under stalin’s leadership, the soviet government carried out a massive

number of deportations, incarcerations, and executions. paradoxically,
at the very moment that soviet authorities were killing thousands of in-
dividuals, they were also engaged in an enormous pronatalist campaign
to boost the population. even as the number of repressions grew ex-
ponentially, communist party leaders enacted sweeping social welfare
and public health measures to safeguard people’s well-being. extensive
state surveillance of the population went hand in hand with literacy
campaigns, political education, and efforts to instill in people an appre-
ciation of high culture. in Cultivating the Masses, david l. Hoffmann ex-
amines the party leadership’s pursuit of these seemingly contradictory
policies in order to grasp fully the character of the stalinist regime, a
regime intent on transforming the socioeconomic order and the very
nature of its citizens.

“Cultivating the Masses is one of the most

to analyze soviet social policies, Hoffmann places them in an internation-
important comparative works to be pub-
al comparative context. He explains soviet technologies of social inter-
lished in the field of soviet history. its
vention as one particular constellation of modern state practices. these
major themes—the role of factors in ad-
practices developed in conjunction with the ambitions of nineteenth-
dition to ideology in shaping soviet inter-
century european reformers to refashion society, and they subsequently
ventionism and modernity, the centrality
prompted welfare programs, public health initiatives, and reproductive
of intelligentsia experts, the impact of
regulations in countries around the world. the mobilizational demands
russia’s ‘nurturist’ disciplinary culture,
of world war i impelled political leaders to expand even further their
and the reinforcing relationship between
efforts at population management, via economic controls, surveillance,
other forms of social interventionism
propaganda, and state violence. Born at this moment of total war, the
and soviet political violence—will have a
soviet system institutionalized these wartime methods as permanent
lasting impact on how we view early so-
features of governance. party leaders, whose dictatorship included no
viet history.”
checks on state power, in turn attached interventionist practices to their
—michael David-Fox, university of mary- ideological goal of building socialism.
land, author of Revolution of the Mind

David l. Hoffmann is professor of History

at the ohio state university. He is the
author of Stalinist Values: The Cultural
Norms of Soviet Modernity, 1917–1941
and Peasant Metropolis: Social Identities
in Moscow, 1929–1941, both from cornell. Also of Interest
He is also the editor of Russian Moder-
nity: Politics, Knowledge, Practices and stalinist values
Stalinism: The Essential Readings. the cultural Norms of soviet modernity,
NOvember david l. HoFFMann
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the French idea by sword and plow

of History France and the conquest of algeria
Joseph de Maistre JenniFer e. sessions
and His Heirs,
“By marrying the cultural with the political, Jennifer e.
1794–1854 sessions uncovers the policy choices that led succes-
carolina sive French regimes to back colonial expansion and elu-
arMenteros cidates the way contemporary culture shaped French
understandings of the conquest of algeria.”
“gracefully written and deep- —patricia lorcin, university of minnesota,
ly researched, this is quite author of Imperial Identities
simply the most important
book on Maistre to appear in some time. wide-ranging in 1830, with France’s colonial empire in ruins, charles
and consistently insightful, it is a broad meditation on x ordered his army to invade ottoman algiers. victory
the paradoxes and power of the past.” did not salvage his regime from revolution, but it began
—Darrin m. mcmahon, ben weider professor of History, the French conquest of algeria, which was continued
the Florida state university and consolidated by the succeeding July Monarchy. in By
Sword and Plow, Jennifer e. sessions explains why France
“a fierce absolutist, a furious theocrat . . . the champion of chose first to conquer algeria and then to transform
the hardest, narrowest, and most inflexible dogmatism . . . it into its only large-scale settler colony. deftly recon-
part learned doctor, part inquisitor, part executioner.” structing the political culture of mid-nineteenth-century
thus did Émile Faguet describe Joseph-Marie de Maistre France, she also sheds light on policies whose long-term
(1753–1821) in his 1899 history of nineteenth-century consequences remain a source of social, cultural, and po-
thought. this view of the influential thinker as a reac- litical tensions in France and its former colony.
tionary has, with little variation, held sway ever since. in
The French Idea of History, carolina armenteros recovers in sessions’s view, French expansion in north africa was
a very different figure, one who had a far more subtle rooted in contests over sovereignty and male citizenship
understanding of, and response to, the events of his day. in the wake of the atlantic revolutions of the eighteenth
Maistre emerges from this deeply learned book as the century. the French monarchy embraced warfare as a
crucial bridge between the enlightenment and the his- means to legitimize new forms of rule, incorporating the
toricized thought of the nineteenth century. armenteros algerian army into royal iconography and public festivals.
demonstrates that Maistre is owed a debt not only by colorful broadsides, songs, and plays depicted the men
conservative political theorists but also by intellectuals of the armée d’afrique as citizen soldiers. social reform-
generally considered to belong to the left, particularly ers and colonial theorists formulated plans to settle al-
the utopian socialists. geria with european emigrants. the propaganda used
to recruit settlers featured imagery celebrating algeria’s
agricultural potential, but the male emigrants who re-
sponded were primarily poor, urban laborers who saw
the colony as a place to exercise what they saw as their
right to work. generously illustrated with examples of
this imperialist iconography, By Sword and Plow con-
nects a wide-ranging culture of empire to specific poli-
cies of colonization during a pivotal period in the genesis
carolina Armenteros is rosalind Franklin Fellow, Faculty
of modern France.
of arts, university of groningen, and visiting Fellow,
wolfson college, university of cambridge. she is coeditor
of Joseph de Maistre and the Legacy of Enlightenment, Jennifer e. sessions is assistant professor of History at
Joseph de Maistre and His European Readers, The New the university of iowa.
enfant du siècle, and Historicising the French Revolution.

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impious Fidelity Dialogues between

anna Freud, psychoanalysis, politics Faith and reason
suZanne stewart-steinBerg the death and return of god in
Modern german thought
“with extraordinary attention to both textual and histori-
cal detail, suzanne stewart-steinberg argues that anna JoHn H. sMitH
Freud provides a conduit for thinking through the pas-
sage from the psychic to the political. Impious Fidelity is “Dialogues between Faith and Reason is a terrific book. it
a significant addition to the history of psychoanalysis.” presents complicated ideas and histories in an extreme-
ly open, clear fashion and it makes those ideas speak to
—lyndsey stonebridge, author of
pressing issues facing the world today. it is beautifully
The Judicial Imagination
written, conceptually powerful, and an authentic invita-
tion to dialogue.”—Kenneth reinhard, uclA
in Impious Fidelity, suzanne stewart-steinberg inves-
tigates the legacy of anna Freud at the intersection
the contemporary theologian Hans Küng has asked if the
between psychoanalysis as a mode of thinking and
“death of god,” proclaimed by nietzsche as the event of
theorizing and its existence as a political entity. stewart-
modernity, was inevitable. did the empowering of new
steinberg argues that because anna Freud inherited and
forms of rationality in western culture beginning around
guided her father’s psychoanalytic project as an institu-
1500 lead necessarily to the reduction or privatization
tion, analysis of her thought is critical to our understand-
of faith? in Dialogues between Faith and Reason, John H.
ing of the relationship between the psychoanalytic and
smith traces a major line in the history of theology and
the political. this is particularly the case given that many
the philosophy of religion down the “slippery slope” of
psychoanalysts and historians of psychiatry charge that
secularization—from luther and erasmus, through ideal-
anna Freud’s emphasis on defending the supremacy of
ism, to nietzsche, Heidegger, and contemporary theory
the ego against unconscious drives betrayed her father’s
such as that of derrida, Habermas, vattimo, and asad.
at the same time, smith points to the persistence of a
tradition that grew out of the reformation and contin-
are the unconscious and the psychoanalytic project it-
ues in the mostly protestant philosophical reflection
self at odds with the stable ego deemed necessary to a
on whether and how faith can be justified by reason. in
democratic politics? Hannah arendt famously (and in-
this accessible and vigorously argued book, smith posits
fluentially) argued that they are. But stewart-steinberg
that faith and reason have long been locked in mutual
maintains that anna Freud’s critics (particularly disciples
of Melanie Klein) have simplified her thought and mis-
construed her legacy. stewart-steinberg looks at anna
smith is struck by the fact that although in the secular-
Freud’s work with wartime orphans, seeing that they de-
ized west the death of god is said to be fundamental to
veloped subjectivity not by vertical (through the father)
the modern condition, our current post-modernity is of-
but by lateral, social ties. this led anna Freud to revise
ten characterized as a “postsecular” time. For smith, this
her father’s emphasis on oedipal sexuality, and to posit
means not only that we are experiencing a broad-based
a revision of psychoanalysis that renders it compatible
“return of religion” but also, and more important for his
with democratic theory and practice. stewart-steinberg
argument, that we are now able to recognize the role of
gives us an anna Freud who “betrays” the father even
religion within the history of modernity.
as she protects his legacy and continues his work in a
new key.
John H. smith is professor of german at the university
of california, irvine. He is the author of Dialectics of the
suzanne stewart-steinberg is associate professor of Will: Freedom, Power, and Understanding in Modern Ger-
comparative literature and italian studies at Brown man and French Thought and The Spirit and Its Letter:
university. she is the author of Sublime Surrender: Male Traces of Rhetoric in Hegel’s Philosophy of Bildung.
Masochism at the Fin-de-siècle, also from cornell, and
The Pinocchio Effect: On Making Italians 1860–1920.
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the business of empire “we will be

united Fruit, race, and u.s. expansion in satisfied with
central america Nothing less”
Jason M. colBy the african american
“Jason M. colby reveals a previously hidden history of struggle for
struggle and negotiation that helped to shape the united equal rights in the
Fruit company’s infamous attempts to exploit national, north during
racial, and other kinds of differences among workers.”
—Aims mcguinness, author of Path of Empire
HugH davis
the link between private corporations and u.s. world
“Hugh davis incorporates with insight and innovation the
power has a much longer history than most people re-
organizations and actions of the black north into the
alize. transnational firms such as the united Fruit com-
tableau of a reconstruction understood far more ac-
pany represent an earlier stage of the economic and
curately as woven into not only the south but also the
cultural globalization now taking place throughout the
nation as a whole.”
world. drawing on a wide range of archival sources in the
—peter p. Hinks, author of To Awaken My Afflicted
united states, great Britain, costa rica, and guatemala,
colby combines “top-down” and “bottom-up” approach-
es to provide new insight into the role of transnational
Historians have focused almost entirely on the attempt
capital, labor migration, and racial nationalism in shap-
by southern african americans to attain equal rights
ing u.s. expansion into central america and the greater
during reconstruction. However, the northern states
caribbean. The Business of Empire places corporate pow-
also witnessed a significant period of struggle during
er and local context at the heart of u.s. imperial history.
these years. northern blacks vigorously protested laws
establishing inequality in education, public accommo-
in the early twentieth century, u.s. influence in central
dations, and political life and challenged the republican
america came primarily in the form of private enterprise,
party to live up to its stated ideals.
above all united Fruit. the company initially depended
upon British west indian laborers. when its black work-
in “We Will Be Satisfied With Nothing Less,” Hugh davis
force resisted white american authority, the firm ad-
concentrates on the two issues that african americans
opted a strategy of labor division by recruiting Hispanic
in the north considered most essential: black male suf-
migrants. central american nationalists denounced
frage rights and equal access to the public schools. davis
not only u.s. military interventions in the region but
connects campaigns in places such as cincinnati, detroit,
also american employment of black immigrants. By the
and san Francisco with the work of the national equal
1930s, just as washington renounced military interven-
rights league and its successor, the national execu-
tion in latin america, united Fruit pursued its own good
tive committee of colored persons. Following the rati-
neighbor policy, which brought a reduction in its cor-
fication of the Fifteenth amendment in 1870, northern
porate colonial power and a ban on the hiring of black
blacks devoted considerable attention to assessing their
immigrants. the end of the company’s system of labor
place within the republican party and determining how
division in turn pointed the way to the transformation of
they could most effectively employ the franchise to pro-
united Fruit as well as the broader u.s. empire.
tect the rights of all citizens.

Jason m. colby is assistant professor of History at the Hugh Davis is professor emeritus of History at southern
university of victoria, British columbia. connecticut state university. He is the author of Leonard
Bacon: New England Reformer and Antislavery Moderate
tHe uNiteD stAtes iN tHe wOrlD and Joshua Leavitt: Evangelical Abolitionist.

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Aggressive Fictions taming cannibals

reading the contemporary race and the victorians
american novel patricK Brantlinger
KatHryn HuMe
“third in patrick Brantlinger’s massive trilogy on race and
“Kathryn Hume is one of our most brilliant and accom- the victorians, this is the best of postcolonial criticism. it
plished critics, and in Aggressive Fictions she describes focuses on the contradictions and complexities of em-
and defines a fascinating phenomenon. Her topic is pire. it shows how racism pervades every aspect of vic-
genuinely interesting, her analyses always perspicacious. torian and modern culture and explains the persistence
compelling and original, this book will be warmly wel- into our own time of what are otherwise inexplicably
comed by scholars—and by that larger community of persistent inequalities. it is hard to be nuanced when
readers passionate about contemporary fiction.” covering this much, but by a seasoned mastery of both
primary and secondary sources Brantlinger succeeds.”
—David cowart, author of Trailing Clouds
—regenia gagnier, university of exeter, president of
a frequent complaint against contemporary american british Association for victorian studies
fiction is that too often it puts off readers in ways they
find difficult to fathom. Books such as Bret easton ellis’s in Taming Cannibals, patrick Brantlinger unravels con-
American Psycho, Katherine dunn’s Geek Love, and don tradictions embedded in the racist and imperialist
delillo’s Underworld seem determined to upset, disgust, ideology of the British empire. For many victorians,
or annoy their readers—or to disorient them by shunning the idea of taming cannibals or civilizing savages was
traditional plot patterns and character development. oxymoronic: civilization was a goal that the nonwhite
Kathryn Hume calls such works “aggressive fiction.” why peoples of the world could not attain or, at best, could
would authors risk alienating their readers—and why only approximate, yet the “civilizing mission” was
should readers persevere? looking beyond the theory- viewed as the ultimate justification for imperialism.
based justifications that critics often provide for such fic- similarly, the supposedly unshakeable certainty of
tion, Hume offers a commonsense guide for the average anglo-saxon racial superiority was routinely undercut
reader who wants to better understand and appreciate by widespread fears about racial degeneration through
books that might otherwise seem difficult to enjoy. contact with “lesser” races or concerns that anglo-
saxons might be superseded by something superior—
in her reliable and sympathetic guide, Hume considers an even “fitter” or “higher” race or species.
roughly forty works of recent american fiction, including
books by william Burroughs, Kathy acker, chuck palahn- Brantlinger traces the development of those fears
iuk, and cormac Mccarthy. Hume gathers “attacks” on through close readings of a wide range of texts—includ-
the reader into categories based on narrative structure ing Robinson Crusoe by daniel defoe, Fiji and the Fijians
and content. writers of some aggressive fictions may by thomas williams, Daily Life and Origin of the Tasma-
wish to frustrate easy interpretation or criticism. others nians by James Bonwick, The Descent of Man by charles
may try to induce certain responses in readers. extreme darwin, Heart of Darkness by Joseph conrad, Culture and
content deployed as a tactic for distancing and alienating Anarchy by Matthew arnold, She by H. rider Haggard,
can actually produce a contradictory effect: for readers and The War of the Worlds by H. g. wells. throughout
who learn to relax and go with the flow, the result may the wide-ranging, capacious, and rich Taming Cannibals,
well be exhilaration rather than revulsion. Brantlinger combines the study of literature with socio-
political history and postcolonial theory in novel ways.

Kathryn Hume is edwin erle sparks professor of english

at the pennsylvania state university. she is the author patrick brantlinger is James rudy professor of english
of several books, including American Dream, American (emeritus) at indiana university. He is the author of many
Nightmare: Fiction since 1960 and Surviving your books, including Dark Vanishings, Fictions of State, Rule
Academic Job Hunt: Advice for Humanities PhDs. of Darkness, and Bread and Circuses, all from cornell.

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the Origin of sin AlsO iN tHe cOrNell

An english translation of the Hamartigenia stuDies iN clAssicAl
prudentius pHilOlOgy series
translated and with an interpretive essay by Martha a. Malamud

aurelius prudentius clemens (348–ca. 406) is one of the great christian latin
writers of late antiquity. Born in northeastern spain during an era of momen-
tous change for both the empire and the christian religion, he was well edu-
cated, well connected, and a successful member of the late roman elite, a
man fully engaged with the politics and culture of his times. prudentius wrote
poetry that was deeply influenced by classical writers and in the process he
revived the ethical, historical, and political functions of poetry. this aspect of
his work was especially valued in the Middle ages by christian writers who
found themselves similarly drawn to the classical tradition.
On greek religion
prudentius’s Hamartigenia, consisting of a 63-line preface followed by 1,290 roBert parKer
lines of dactylic hexameter verse, considers the origin of sin in the universe in On Greek Religion, robert parker of-
and its consequences, culminating with a vision of judgment day: the damned fers a provocative and wide-ranging
entrée into the world of ancient greek
are condemned to torture, worms, and flames, while the saved return to a
religion, focusing especially on the
heaven filled with delights, one of which is the pleasure of watching the tor- interpretive challenge of studying a
ments of the damned. as Martha a. Malamud shows in the interpretive essay religious system that in many ways re-
that accompanies her lapidary translation, the first new english translation mains desperately alien from the van-
tage point of the twenty-first century.
in more than forty years, Hamartigenia is critical for understanding late an-
one of the world’s leading authorities
tique ideas about sin, justice, gender, violence, and the afterlife. its radical on ancient greek religion, parker raises
exploration of and experimentation with language have inspired generations fundamental methodological questions
of thinkers and poets since—most notably John Milton, whose Paradise Lost about the study of this vast subject.
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the care of the Dead in

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Éric reBillard
translated by elizabeth trapnell
rawlings and Jeanine routier-pucci
“Éric rebillard’s important work fills a
gap in the field of late antiquity by ad-
dressing burial customs and the devel-
opment of early christian communities
in the west. His innovative research in-
tegrates complex historical and archae-
ological sources in a way that changes
our perspective of the role of the church
in this period. The Care of the Dead in
martha A. malamud is associate professor of classics at the university at Late Antiquity strips away assumptions
Buffalo. she is the author of A Poetics of Transformation: Prudentius and Clas- about the functioning of the church that
sical Mythology. derive from later periods and forces us
to think about the way in which clerics
cOrNell stuDies iN clAssicAl pHilOlOgy first began to expand their reach.”
—Bonnie effros, university of Florida
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ANNOuNciNg A New series

plutarchea Hypomnemata
editorial Board: Jan opsomer (Katholieke universiteit leuven), geert roskam (Katholieke universiteit leuven),
Frances titchener (utah state university), luc van der stockt (Katholieke universiteit leuven).
the series plutarchea Hypomnemata, published by leuven university press, focuses on the voluminous œuvre of plutarch of
chaeronea, one of the most prolific and multifaceted authors of the ancient greek world. nearly all of his works illustrate both
his intelligent interpretation and appropriation of the greek tradition, as well as his critical interaction with contemporary
society. His work exerted an immense influence on the education of the western intelligentsia up to the nineteenth century.
the second half of the twentieth century witnessed a renaissance of scholarly research on his works, with the international
plutarch society acting as a forceful catalyst.

the editors of plutarchea Hypomnemata welcome monographs that explore specific themes developed in one or more plu-
tarchan writings, offer a thorough interpretation of and/or commentary on a particular text, or discuss various aspects of
plutarch’s authorial activity, philosophical thinking, religious ideas, political convictions, and attitude toward history, science,
and the arts. they also welcome studies that situate him in broader ideological and literary contexts and/or in a contemporary
political, social, and religious context.

virtues for the

Virtues for the People
Aspects of Plutarchian Ethics
aspects of
Previously Published
Geert Roskam and Luc Van der Stockt

plutarchan ethics
edited By
geert rosKaM and
luc van der stocKt

plutarch of chaeronea, pla-

Leuven University Press

tonist, polymath, and prolific

writer, was by no means an
armchair philosopher. He believed in the necessity for a
philosopher to affect the lives of his fellow citizens. that
urge inspired many of his writings to meet what he con-
sidered people’s true needs. although these writings on
practical ethics illustrate in various ways plutarch’s au- plutarch’s Life of Alcibiades
thorial talents and raise many challenging questions (re- story, text and moralism
garding their overall structure, content, purpose, and un- siMon verdegeM
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geert roskam is professor of greek language and litera-
ture at the Katholieke universiteit leuven.
plutarch’s Maxime cum princibus
luc van der stockt is professor of greek language and
literature at the Katholieke universiteit leuven and Hon-
philosopho esse disserendum
orary president of the international plutarch society. An interpretation with commentary
geert rosKaM
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living with conflicting words

History, the peace treaty of
1914–1964 Münster (1648) and
rebuilding europe the political culture
after the First and of the dutch republic
second world wars and the spanish
and the role of Monarchy
Heritage preservation laura ManZano Baena

edited By nicHolas BullocK and

the peace of Münster,
luc verpoest
signed between the catholic Monarchy and the united
provinces in 1648, went against the political culture of
Living with History focuses on a particular aspect of heri-
both polities. the fact that the spanish Monarchy defini-
tage preservation in the twentieth century: destruction
tively accepted the independence of its former subjects
and postwar reconstruction in Belgium, France, ger-
clearly negated the policy put forward by the Monar-
many, great Britain, and the netherlands. this book
chy during the “eighty” years that the war lasted and
establishes a status quaestionis for the historiography
to the Monarchy’s declared main goals. For the united
of wartime and postwar preservation, and sets these
provinces, signing a peace with the archenemy without
particular developments in preservation history in the
having brought liberty and religious freedom to ten of
context of the general evolution of architecture and
the seventeen provinces that formed part of the ancient
urbanism. the authors investigate the specific role of
Burgundian circle was also considered by important
conservationists and heritage institutions and adminis-
groups in the “rebel” provinces as a defection.
trations in the overall reconstruction and examine the
part played by architects and planners in heritage pres-
portraying the political culture of both the catholic
Monarchy and the united provinces, Conflicting Words
analyses the views held in both territories concerning
the points that were discussed in pamphlets and trea-
tises published during the peace negotiations. laura
Manzano Baena also traces the origin of the arguments
presented, showing how they were transformed during
the period under study, and discusses their influence,
or presence, in the diplomatic negotiations among the
ambassadors of the united provinces and the catholic
Monarchy in the german town of Münster. these dis-
cussions are inserted in the wider framework of a chris-
tian realm that had to reassess its own values as a conse-
quence of the confessionalization process and the thirty
Nicholas bullock is Head of the department of architec- years’ war, which affected not only the empire but also
ture and reader in architectural and planning History all central and western europe.
at the university of cambridge, where he is a Fellow of
King’s college.
luc verpoest is professor of architectural History and
conservation at the Katholieke universiteit leuven, ray-
mond lemaire international centre for conservation. laura manzano baena works for the spanish state soci-
ety for cultural action.
KADOc Artes 12
AvisOs De FlANDes 13

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coping with HisclAss

social change a Historical
life strategies of international social
workers in poland’s class scheme
new capitalism Marco H. d. van leeuwen
and ineKe Maas
adaM MroZowicKi

“this is a very strong contribu- social class schemes, con-

tion to both the sociology of temporary as well as his-
post-communist countries, torical, are always some-
and to the sociology of the what mysterious. while the
working class. the theoretical framework is very rich and authors of this book do not claim to have solved that
original.”—g. meardi, university of warwick mystery completely, they do shed significant light on it.
unlike previous historical schemes, Hisclass is interna-
Manual workers in central and eastern europe are often tional, created for the purpose of making comparisons
perceived as disoriented victims of postsocialist trans- across different periods, countries, and languages. Fur-
formation. But how can such assumptions—by sociolo- thermore, it is linked to an international standard clas-
gists as well as the general public—explain the diversity sification scheme for occupations—Hisco.
of the actual ways that workers cope with social change
in the new capitalist reality? the chapters in the book show how historical occupa-
tional titles classified in Hisco can form the building
to address this question adam Mrozowicki turns to blocks of a social class scheme for past populations. the
workers themselves, to their life strategies and personal dimensions underlying classes are discussed. How, for
experiences. He reconstructs the processes of adapting instance, can manual work be distinguished from non-
to and resisting structural changes in working-class mi- manual work? skilled from nonskilled? and what did
lieus in silesia, an industrial region of poland. through an “supervision” really mean? a rich source of detailed oc-
in-depth analysis of 166 personal interviews with blue- cupational information is used to measure those dimen-
collar workers, Mrozowicki reaches general conclusions. sions. the result is an instrument that can be used to
the workers rarely resemble the passive puppets of systematically compare social class positions, distilled
historical forces. their ability to reflect upon their lives, from a dazzling variety of occupational titles, around the
upon their deeply ingrained moral ethos, and upon their world and over a range of periods.
social circumstances emerge as the foundation of their
efforts to overcome socially imposed limitations. Coping
with Social Change is essential not only for readers in-
terested in postsocialism and working-class theory, but
also for anybody inclined to think critically about work-
ers’ empowerment in late capitalist societies.

marco H. D. van leeuwen is professor of Historical so-

ciology at the department of sociology/ics, utrecht
university, and Honorary research Fellow of the interna-
tional institute for social History, amsterdam.
Adam mrozowicki is assistant professor at the institute
of sociology, university of wroclaw. ineke maas is associate professor of sociology at the
department of sociology/ics, utrecht university.

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An educational curating the

pilgrimage to the european
united states/ university
un pèlerinage exposition and
psycho- public debate
pédagogique aux edited By
Maarten siMons,
etats-unis MatHias decuypere,
travel diary by Joris vliegHe, Jan
raymond Buyse, 1922/ MasscHelein
carnet de voyage the university is an institution that goes back to the
(1922) de Middle ages. as universitas magistrorum et scholarium
raymond Buyse the university was a community of scholars and students
gathered around books and preoccupied with study and
edited By Marc depaepe and lieven d’Hulst the search for truth. what is the role of the university to-
day? the meanings of teaching, study, and research have
in 1922, raymond Buyse, a young Belgian “pedologist,”
changed. screens are replacing books, online learning en-
undertook a study tour of the united states of america.
vironments are replacing lecture halls, and students are
He made this trip together with ovid decroly, a founder
becoming learners. in the context of a growing emphasis
of schools, educational reformer and professor of child
on innovation and development, competition among in-
psychology at the université libre de Bruxelles. Both
stitutions, and the privatization of knowledge, the role of
men were keenly interested in the “scientific” study of
communities of scholars and students is changing. some
the child and especially in applied american psychology
argue that the university is entering a new phase; oth-
as well as in psychological tests. they met well-known
ers claim that we face the end of the university. Curat-
american professors and visited universities that were
ing the European University features projects involving
developing these aspects of psychology. Back in Bel-
new ways of publishing, alternative organizations of de-
gium, Buyse and decroly dedicated several books and
partments, proposals for open access and open source,
articles to the issues discussed during the trip. less
and university architecture and accessibility; it offers a
known is that raymond Buyse noted his impressions
unique contribution to the public debate on the role of
and reflections of the three-month trip in a diary. Buyse
the university.
writes in a lively style about his encounters with the
great psychologists and pedagogues of that time. this
diary, unpublished until now, adds a new dimension to
the study of the history of psychology in Belgium and
far beyond.
maarten simons is professor at the laboratory for edu-
Illustration: first page of Buyse’s diary cation and society and the center for educational policy
and innovation, Katholieke universiteit leuven.
mathias Decuypere is a doctoral student at the labora-
tory for education and society, Katholieke universiteit

marc Depaepe teaches history of education, pedagogy, Joris vlieghe is a postdoctoral researcher at the labora-
and psychology at the Katholieke universiteit leuven. tory for education and society, Katholieke universiteit
lieven D’hulst teaches French literature and translation
studies. Jan masschelein is professor at the laboratory for edu-
cation and society, Katholieke universiteit leuven.

150 pages, 5.25 x 8.25 July
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political Authority and provincial identity

in thailand
the Making of Banharn-buri
yosHinori nisHiZaKi

“Here is the story of Banharn silpa-archa, the former pM and arch-

electocrat of thai politics, told by a scholar whose extensive field research
and critical sympathy have enabled him to capture the complexity of
Banharn’s talents and enduring reign. as nishizaki demonstrates, Banharn’s
success in the province of suphanburi (a.k.a. Banharn-buri) was not built
on a sleazy mix of guns, goons, and gold, but constructed through careful
cultivation of a proud provincial identity and the targeted reallocation of
state resources. this study by a political anthropologist attuned to the
voices of Banharn’s rural constituents challenges all facile put-downs of
thai provincial voters as duped country bumpkins and charts a new direc-
tion for thai political analysis.”
—Kasian tejapira, thammasat university, author of Commodifying
Marxism: The Formation of Modern Thai Radical Culture, 1927–1958

the powerful thai politician and former prime minister Banharn silpa-
archa has been disparaged as a corrupt operator who for years channeled
excessive state funds into developing his own rural province. this book
reinterprets Banharn’s career and offers a detailed portrait of the voters
who support him. relying on extensive interviews, the author shows how
Banharn’s constituents have developed a strong provincial identity based
on their pride in his advancement of their province, suphanburi, which
many now call “Banharn-buri,” the place of Banharn.

yoshinori nishizaki’s close and thorough examination of the numerous pub-

lic construction projects sponsored and even personally funded by Banharn
clearly illustrates this politician’s canny abilities and tireless, meticulous
oversight of his domain. Banharn’s constituents are aware that suphan-
buri was long considered a “backward” province by other thais—notably
the Bangkok elite. suphanburians hold the neglectful central government
responsible for their province’s former sorry condition and humiliating
reputation. Banharn has successfully identified himself as the antithesis to
the inefficient central state by promoting rapid “development” and adver-
tising his own role in that development through well-publicized donations,
public ceremonies, and visits to the sites of new buildings and highways.
Much standard literature on rural politics and society in thailand and other
democratizing countries in southeast asia would categorize this politician
as a typical “strongman,” the boss of a semiviolent patronage network that
yoshinori Nishizaki is assistant profes-
squeezes votes out of the people. that standard analysis would utterly fail
sor of political science at the national
to recognize and understand the grassroots realities of suphanburi that
university of singapore.
nishizaki has captured in his study. this compassionate, well-grounded
analysis challenges simplistic perceptions of rural thai voters and raises
NOw AvAilAble vital questions about contemporary democracy in thailand.
254 pages, 7 x 10, 22 b&w photographs,
11 maps, 10 tables, 5 graphs, 1 chart
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s e A p — r e c e N t ly p u b l i s H e D t i t l e s

vietnam and the west cultures at war

new approaches the cold war and cultural
edited by wynn wilcox expression in southeast asia
edited by tony day and
early studies of vietnam’s rela- Maya H. t. lieM
tionship with the west tended
to focus on the country’s politi- Cultures at War examines how
cal and military responses to the the cultures of postcolonial
aggressions of foreign powers, southeast asia responded to the
such as those marking the French cold war. Based on fieldwork
colonial period (1862–1954) and the u.s.–vietnam war. throughout the diverse region, these essays analyze
the nine essays in this volume take a different approach. the ways in which art, literature, theater, film, physical
rather than assuming a clash between vietnamese and fitness programs, and the popular press reflected com-
western civilizations, they examine the ways in which plex southeast asian reactions to the ideological conflict
the vietnamese have reformulated conceptions of the between the united states and the soviet union, and,
west within their own cultural context. in essays exam- to a degree, china. determined to remain “non-aligned,”
ining catholicism, medicine, literature, gender relations, artists synthesized traditional and modern, local and
labor unions, the “third force,” agent orange, and con- international sources to produce a vibrant constellation
temporary water rights, the contributors show how the of work.
vietnamese have adapted and integrated western ideas
from the sixteenth century onward.

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state of Authority the Ambiguous Allure of

the state in society in the west
indonesia traces of the colonial in
edited by gerry van KlinKen thailand
and JosHua BarKer edited by racHel v. Harrison
and peter a. JacKson
this book reinvigorates our
understanding of indonesia’s this collection examines the
modern state. Based on recent impact of western imperialism
fieldwork in locales throughout on thai cultural development
the archipelago, the essays in this volume bring to life from the 1850s to the present, and highlights the value
figures of authority—village and district heads, informal of postcolonial analysis for studying the ambiguities,
slum leaders, parliamentarians, and others—who have inventions, and accommodations with the west that
sought to carve out positions of power for themselves continue to enrich thai culture. The Ambiguous Allure
using legal and illegal means. these analytical portraits of the West brings together thai and western scholars
demonstrate that the state of indonesia is not mono- of history, anthropology, film, and literary and cultural
lithic, but is constituted from the ground up by local studies to analyze how the protean thai self has been
negotiations and symbolic practices. shaped by the traces of the colonial western other.

232 pages, maps, illustrations, 7 x 10 320 pages, 6 x 9

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phan châu trinh and No Other road to take Dependent communities

His political writings Memoir of Mrs. nguyên thi. Ðinh
. aid and politics in cambodia
edited by vinH sinH nguyên tHi. ÐinH
and east timor
translated by Mai v. elliott caroline HugHes
phan châu trinh (1872–1926) was the earli-
est and most eloquent proponent of de- not simply a participant in the viêt Minh
~ caroline Hughes investigates the political
mocracy and popular rights in vietnam. resistance against the French, Mrs. nguyên
situations in contemporary cambodia and
His enlightened thought and promotion of thi. Đinh
. was also an active leader who or-
´ tre province east timor, where powerful international
gradual progress within the French colonial ganized the uprising in Bên
actors intervened following deadly civil
system set him apart from other patriots against the diêm regime, was appointed to
conflicts. Her comparative analysis critiques
of his time. this collection examines phan’s the leadership committee of the national
donors’ policies that focus on rebuilding
life and offers translations of his significant liberation Front (nlF), and served as chair-
state institutions to accommodate the
works, illuminating a key era in modern viet- man of the south vietnam women’s libera-
global market.
namese political and intellectual history. tion association.

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conflict, violence, and At the edge of the Forest early southeast Asia
Displacement in indonesia essays on cambodia, History, and selected essays
edited by eva-lotta e. HedMan narrative in Honor of david chandler o. w. wolters
edited by anne rutH Hansen and edited by craig J. reynolds
this volume foregrounds the dynamics Judy ledgerwood
of displacement and the experiences of a collection of the classic essays of o. w.
internal refugees uprooted by conflict and these essays explore cambodian history wolters, reflecting his lifelong study of pre-
violence. contributors examine internal using a rich variety of sources that cast light modern southeast asia, its literature, trade,
displacement in the context of militarized on Khmer perceptions of violence, wildness, government, and vanished cities. included is
conflict and violence in east timor, aceh, and order, examining the “forest” and cul- an intellectual biography by the editor. this
and papua, and in other parts of outer tured space, and the fraught “edge” where volume displays the extraordinary range of
island indonesia during the transition from they meet. wolters’s work in early indonesian, viet-
authoritarian rule. namese, cambodian, and thai history.

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Aggressive Fictions 48 Food Policy for Developing Political Authority and Provincial Witches, Wife Beaters, and
anger, suzy 29 Countries 38 Identity in Thailand 54 Whores 7
Anglo-Saxon Art 6 Freeman, caren 36 Princes, Brokers, and wong, Joseph 14
French Idea of History, The 45 Bureaucrats 31 World of Northern Evergreens,
armenteros, carolina 45
From Iron Rice Bowl to prudentius 49 The, second edition 8
At Home with the Diplomats 36
Informalization 40 Rebel Rulers 33 yetiv, steve a. 12
Baena, laura Manzano 51
gallagher, Mary e., ed. 40 Rebels without Borders 32 Zahra, tara 27
Beardsley, Kyle 33
gates, paul wallace 25 Reflections on Liszt 23 Ziolkowski, theodore 20
Becoming American under
Fire 24 Gilgamesh among Us 20 reichman, daniel r. 37
Begging Pardon and Favor 28 gordon, suzanne, ed. 22 rogers, susan Fox 1
greenberg, douglas 25 roskam, geert, ed. 50
SUBjeCt Index
Bellin, eva 31
Betting on Biotech 14 Heretics and Colonizers 27 rothman, e. natalie 43 african american studies 3, 24, 47
Bitter Choices 17 Hertog, steffen 31 rovner, Joshua 13 anthropology 36–37
Bought and Sold 18 HISCLASS 52 ryan, Michael a. 42 art 6
Brantlinger, patrick 48 Hoffmann, david l. 44 salehyan, idean 32 asian studies 14–15, 19, 30, 33,
Breyfogle, nicholas B. 27 Hsueh, roselyn 35 samito, christian g. 24 35–36, 40, 54–56
Broken Village, The 37 Hume, Kathryn H. 48 sander, gordon F. 21 autobiography/Biography 1–3,
Impious Fidelity 46 schutte, anne Jacobson 43 21, 41, 56
Brokering Empire 43
In the Words of E. B. White 2 Secret History of Hermes Business 14–15
Budd, John w. 39
In the Words of Frederick Trismegistus, The 28 classics 20, 28, 49–50
Bullock, nicholas, ed. 51
Douglass 3 Serling 21 current events 11–13, 31–32
Business of Empire, The 47
Jones, Jill B. 5 sessions, Jennifer e. 45 economics 11, 39
Buyse, raymond 53
Just City, The 30 sharman, J. c. 11 education 53
By Force and Fear 43
Kaufman, Heather l., ed. 3 siegelbaum, lewis H., ed. 16 Food 38
By Sword and Plow 45
Khodarkovsky, Michael 17 simons, Maarten, ed. 53 Health and Medicine 9, 22, 32, 39
carberry, edward J., ed. 41
Khrushchev’s Cold Summer 26 skabelund, aaron 19 History/europe 16–18, 26–28,
Caring Self, The 39
Kidder, Jeffrey l. 4 Small Works 35 42–46, 51
Casino Women 5
Kidnapped Souls 27 small, cathy a. 37 History/united states 1, 3, 7,
chan, anita, ed. 15 24–25, 47
Kingdom of Stargazers, A 42 smith, John H. 46
chandler, susan 5 History/world 9, 19, 47, 55–56
Koblentz, gregory d. 32 Socialist Car, The 16
China’s Regulatory State 35 labor 4–5, 30, 39–41, 52
Koziol, geoffrey 28 sørensen, georg 34
chun, Jennifer Jihye 30 latin american studies 37, 47
Kuruvilla, sarosh, ed. 40 stacey, clare l. 39
colby, Jason M. 47 literature 2–3, 20, 29, 48
lee, ching Kwan, ed. 40 Stalled Democracy 31
Conflicting Words 51 Medieval studies 6, 28, 42–43
lester, anne e. 42 states, Bert o. 29
Coping with Social Change 52 Media studies 18, 21
Liberal World Order in Crisis, A 34 stepan, nancy leys 9
crane, elaine Forman 7 Middle east studies 12, 31, 45
Living Weapons 32 stewart-steinberg, suzanne 46
Creating Cistercian Nuns 42 Music 23
Living with History, Taming Cannibals 48
Crime and Law Enforcement nature 1, 8
1914–1964 51 teitelbaum, emmanuel 40
in the Colony of New York,
Logic of Positive Engagement, new york state 1–2, 21, 25
1691–1776 25 Thought of Work, The 39
The 34 occult 28, 42
Cultivating the Masses 44 United Irishmen, United States 24
Maas, ineke 52 philosophy 46, 50
Curating the European Urban Flow 4
University 53 Making and Faking Kinship 36 political science 10–14, 31–36,
van der stockt, luc, ed. 50
Malamud, Martha a., trans. 49 38, 46, 54, 56
d’Hulst, lieven, ed. 53 van leeuwen, Marco H. d. 52
Mampilly, Zachariah cherian 33 psychology 46
davis, Hugh 47 verhoeven, claudia 26
Masschelein, Jan, ed. 53 reference 2–3, 52
decuypere, Mathias, ed. 53 verpoest, luc, ed. 51
McKivigan, John r., ed. 3 religion 27, 46, 49
depaepe, Marc, ed. 53 Victorian Interpretation 29
Mediation Dilemma, The 33 slavic and eurasian studies 16–18,
Dialogues between Faith and Virtues for the People 50 26–27, 44
Reason 46 Missing 10
vlieghe, Joris, ed. 53 sociology 4–5, 37, 39, 52
dobson, Miriam 26 Mobilizing Restraint 40
Voyages, second edition 37 urban studies 4, 30, 51
donaldson, John a. 35 Money Laundry, The 11
walker, alan 23 women’s studies 1, 5, 7, 42–43
douglass, Frederick 3 Mrozowicki, adam 52
Walmart in China 15
Dreaming and Storytelling 29 My Reach 1
watson, derrill d. 38
ebeling, Florian 28 neumann, iver B. 36
webster, leslie 6
edkins, Jenny 10 nincic, Miroslav 34
“We Will Be Satisfied With
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United States, An 53 Odd Man Karakozov, The 26 When Chicken Soup Isn’t
Empire of Dogs 19 One Day Longer 41 Enough 22
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